Marilyn Monroe is the blonde in question in this second film version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Miss Lorelei Lee, whose philosophy is 'diamonds are a girl's best friend.' Together with her best human friend Dorothy, showgirl Lorelei embarks upon a boat trip to Paris, where she intends to marry millionaire Gus Esmond. En route, the girls are bedeviled by private detective Malone, hired by Esmond's father to make certain that Lorelei isn't just another gold-digger. When Dorothy falls in love with the poverty-stricken Malone, Lorelei decides to find her pal a wealthier potential husband, and that's how she gets mixed up with flirtatious diamond merchant Sir Francis Beekman and precocious youngster Henry Spofford III. Most of the Leo Robin-Jule Styne songs from the Broadway show remain intact, including 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'.
'One of the most charming, entertaining musicals of the 1950s.' - David Parkinson, Empire
The 4 April screening of this film is part of Depot's monthly Film and Book Club. Those attending should arrive at 10:30 for a pre-film discussion in the studio and book the Course Participant ticket.