Marilyn Monroe: Volume 2 DVD
Starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Alex d'Arcy, Cameron Mitchell, Fred Clark, Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Mitzi Gaynor, Frank McHugh, Hugh O'Brian, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Frankie Vaughan, Milton Berle, David Burns, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe, George Winslow, Henri Leondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Douglas Spencer, Esther Dale, Emmett Lynn, Jerry Sheldon, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts, Robert Strauss, Oscar Homolka, Marguerite Chapman, Victor Moore, Roxanne, Donald MacBride, Claudette Colbert, MacDonald Carey, Zachary Scott, Barbara Bates, Robert Wagner, Frank Cady, Carol Savage, Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters, Constance Bennett, Allyn Joslyn, Albert Dekker, Clinton Sundberg, Minor Watson, Ludwig Stossel, Renie Riano
Directed by Jean Negulesco
Seven films featuring screen legend Marilyn Monroe.
In 'How to Marry a Millionaire' (1953), three models (Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable) rent an expensive New York apartment and set out to catch millionaire husbands.
Suitable millionaires prove to be thin on the ground, however, and all three find that true love wins out after all - especially for Bacall, whose choice turns out to have been a millionaire all along.
This was the first modern comedy in Cinemascope. Irving Berlin provides the score for the musical 'There's No Business Like Showbusiness' (1954), which follows the fortunes of two generations of a vaudevillian family.
The parents are music hall partners, while their children pursue their own dreams: one deliberates whether to join the priesthood, while another is engaged in more secular activities, attempting to woo a hatcheck girl-cum-singer, played by Monroe.
In 'Let's Make Love' (1960), a multi-millionaire learns that he is to be caricatured in an off-Broadway show, and he tries to have the play stopped.
However, he falls for the female lead (Monroe), and decides that he should join the cast, playing himself.
In 'Monkey Business' (1952), a research scientist (Cary Grant) concocts an elixir of youth which is accidentally distributed around the office when a laboratory monkey tips it into the water cooler.
The scientist reverts to a teenager, his wife (Ginger Rogers) to a child and mayhem ensues.
Monroe features as a secretary in this classic screwball comedy, directed by Howard Hawks.
In 'The Seven Year Itch' (1955), happily-married Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) is left in New York City while his wife and child go on summer vacation.
His lively imaginings of what a summer of freedom has in store seem to have some validity when a beautiful and sensuous young girl (Monroe) moves into the sublet upstairs.
The romantic comedy 'Let's Make It Legal' (1951) stars Claudette Colbert and Macdonald Carey as Miriam and Hugh Halsworth, an elegant elderly couple who have finally reached the end of the road of their long marriage - or so it seems.
Hugh is a chronic gambler and Miriam has had enough of it, especially when her old flame Victor (Zachary Scott), now a millionaire, shows up in town.
Robert Wagner and Marilyn Monroe, two of Fox's then up-and-coming young actors, play supporting roles. 'As Young as You Feel' (1951) is a workplace comedy starring Monty Woolley as John Hodges, a 65-year-old man who, forced into retirement by his employers at the Acme Printing company, decides to fight back.
He decides to impersonate Harold Cleveland, the president of the printers' parent corporation, and arrives to carry out an inspection tour - and alter a few details of the company policy.
Monroe plays Harriet, the boss's beautiful secretary, and Constance Bennet also co-stars as the boss's wife, Lucille, who becomes infatuated with Hodges' new persona.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5039036018968
- Catalogue number: 28797DVD
- Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
- Release date: 25/10/2004
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Col & B/W