Search results for "Marilyn Monroe"


All About Eve (1950) RT 100% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Oct 1999

Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Joseph L. Mankiewicz
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Anne Baxter  •  George Sanders  •  Celeste Holm

James Dean: Forever Young (2005) RT Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2005

Documentary of the brief but memorable career of the now iconic James Dean. Narrated by Martin Sheen, the film focuses much attention on his early work for television, and ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Michael J. Sheridan
CAST:  James Dean  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Martin Sheen  •  Elizabeth Taylor

Hollywood Uncensored (1987)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Peter Fonda host an examination of the history of decency standards for movies from the early 1920s onwards.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  James Forsher
CAST:  Douglas Fairbanks Jr.  •  Peter Fonda  •  Carroll Baker  •  Ira Richard Barmak

Something's Got to Give (1962) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: May 2001

Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife", due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dean Martin  •  Cyd Charisse  •  Tom Tryon

The Misfits (1961) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2001

While filing for a divorce, beautiful ex-stripper Roslyn Taber ends up meeting aging cowboy-turned-gambler Gay Langland and former World War II aviator Guido Racanelli. The ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Clark Gable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Thelma Ritter

Let's Make Love (1960) RT 67% / Audience 61%

DVD release: May 2002

When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Yves Montand  •  Tony Randall  •  Frankie Vaughan

Some Like It Hot (1959) RT 96% / Audience 94%

DVD release: May 2001

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tony Curtis  •  Jack Lemmon  •  George Raft

The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) RT 86% / Audience 56%

DVD release: Jan 2002

A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Laurence Olivier
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Laurence Olivier  •  Richard Wattis  •  David Horne

The Seven Year Itch (1955) RT 86% / Audience 76%

DVD release: May 2001

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Tom Ewell  •  Evelyn Keyes  •  Sonny Tufts

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) RT 69% / Audience 58%

DVD release: May 2002

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Walter Lang
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Dan Dailey




River of No Return (1954) RT 64% / Audience 54%

DVD release: May 2002

A western tale, set in the days of the California Gold Rush, in which Miss Monroe appears as a saloon singer who falls into the capable arms of Robert Mitchum after she is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • Western
DIRECTION:  Otto Preminger
CAST:  Robert Mitchum  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Rory Calhoun  •  Tommy Rettig

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) RT 83% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2001

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Betty Grable  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Lauren Bacall  •  David Wayne

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) RT 98% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jane Russell  •  Elliott Reid  •  Charles Coburn

Niagara (1953)

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway
CAST:  Joseph Cotten  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Jean Peters  •  Max Showalter

Monkey Business (1952)

Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps, Esther, gets loose in the laboratory and, having ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Cary Grant  •  Ginger Rogers  •  Charles Coburn  •  Marilyn Monroe

O. Henry's Full House (1952) RT Audience 61%

DVD release: Nov 2006

Five O. Henry stories, each separate. The primary one from the critic's acclaim was "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells fellow bum Horace that he is going to get arrested so ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Henry Hathaway  •  Howard Hawks  •  Jean Negulesco  •  Henry Koster  •  Henry King
CAST:  Marilyn Monroe  •  Fred Allen  •  Anne Baxter  •  Jeanne Crain

Don't Bother to Knock (1952) RT 100% / Audience 75%

DVD release: May 2002

Jed, an airline pilot, (Widmark) is resting in a hotel when he notices Nell (Monroe), a young woman babysitting for a wealthy couple. As Jed gets to know Nell better he ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy Ward Baker
CAST:  Richard Widmark  •  Marilyn Monroe  •  Anne Bancroft  •  Donna Corcoran

Clash by Night (1952) RT 73% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2005

An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Paul Douglas  •  Robert Ryan  •  Marilyn Monroe

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) RT 96% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Jul 2004

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Huston
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Louis Calhern  •  Jean Hagen  •  James Whitmore