Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Regal presents Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as the eighth installation of our Musical Monday monthly series.

Marilyn Monroe is the beautiful showgirl Lorelei Lee in Howard Hawk’s glamorous 1950s musical.

Lorelei Lee is engaged to the wealthy Gus Esmond (Tommy Noonan), much to the disapproval of Gus’ rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money.

When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw (Jane Russell), her father hires Ernie Malone (Elliott Reid), a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would put an end to her engagement.

“Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell make a fantastic double act in Howard Hawks’s sparkling 1953 comedy” – The Guardian ★★★★★

“One of the most charming, entertaining musicals of the 1950s” – EMPIRE ★★★★