You get two classic movie era bombshells in the same film. A film full of charm and classic moments, but the swimming pool scene is tacky and Marilyn Monroe overshadows Russell a lot even if I adore brunette women before blondes. Embrace this movie for the time capsule that it really is.
Howard Hawks manages to create an enchanting and extravagant musical filled with plenty of glitz and glam. Both Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe are absolutely radiant in this film, but what really surprised me was there comedic chops! These two are hilarious together and have amazing chemistry. This is a fun enough musical filled with some great choreography and some iconic tunes!
Classic musical from Hawks that plays to the best strengths of both its stars; Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. The story of a gold digger and her best friend is well told with memorable characterizations and song score. Is there anything more iconic in Monroe legend then her performance of 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend' in that sublime pink gown? Mind you it's Russell who has the naughty lines.
Relentlessly funny & witty Hawks' musical with Monroe & Russell as a perfect one-two punch satirising 50s misogynistic stereotypes whilst showing women as the ones genuinely calling the shots in a world controlled by men. Marilyn is at the top of her game irradiating "animal magnetism" as the glamorous bimbo along with the cerebral eloquent Russell for a perfect balance. Iconic "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend".