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Gentlemen Marry Brunettes

1955 1h 37m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 19% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Agent David Action (Scott Brady) persuades New York song-and-dance sisters Bonnie (Jane Russell) and Connie Jones (Jeanne Crain) to perform in Paris, where their renowned aunt and mother once sang. As Bonnie is pursed romantically by David, Connie is courted by Charlie Biddle (Alan Young), a secretly rich singer. The sisters secure stage work and one very wealthy fan, but when their mother, Mimi (Jane Russell), grows unhappy with their careers, their lives seem headed in another direction. Read More Read Less

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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain have admirable physiques but this Hollywood musical is flat and shapeless. Nov 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Tom M Weak story but clever and quite funny at times. Crain comes out of her shell and is every bit as sexy as Russell. Vallee as himself is a good storyline. Brady's character is annoying and poorly acted. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/21 Full Review Audience Member musical sequel to 1953's 'gentlemen prefer blondes' Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Just kind of bland compared to "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." There's some old standards here, but nothing--apart from the "Ain't Misbehavin'" segment--is really outstanding. Also, Jane Russell has a distractingly bad haircut. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Unmemorable follow-up to Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Totally different story that lacks the charm or effervescence of the original. There are some good songs but they're all standards, not original to the film, and the costuming and production design are top notch. One of the major problems is having Jane playing a bubblehead, she just is too innately intellegent to be convincing as a flighty woman. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Even in the 50's sequels never quite lived up to the first. This viewer still prefers the Blond. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Disappointing and inferior to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for the following reasons: Anaemic direction, poorly staged musical numbers, stereotyped French setting. Oh and Jane Russell has massive breasts...if this was in 3D I would be recoiling in my seat for fear of being blubbered :-> Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Agent David Action (Scott Brady) persuades New York song-and-dance sisters Bonnie (Jane Russell) and Connie Jones (Jeanne Crain) to perform in Paris, where their renowned aunt and mother once sang. As Bonnie is pursed romantically by David, Connie is courted by Charlie Biddle (Alan Young), a secretly rich singer. The sisters secure stage work and one very wealthy fan, but when their mother, Mimi (Jane Russell), grows unhappy with their careers, their lives seem headed in another direction.
Director
Richard Sale
Producer
Richard Sale, Robert Waterfield
Production Co
United Artists
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 37m