STUDIO: Columbia Pictures
RUNNING TIME: 61 minutes
MARILYN MINUTES: starring
The legendary Marilyn Monroe stars in her 2nd film as budding burlesque queen Peggy Martin-whose innocent blonde dazzle makes her a star among the ladies of the Chorus.
Peggy gets her big break and steals the show and the heat of a wealthy young bachelor in the front row. Suddenly, she's being wooed with orchids and promises of a life far away from the demands of the stage. But her mother is not so easily courted. The silvery-but-still sexy Mae Martin knows first hand how star-crossed romance can end in tears-and put a gal right back in the chorus line.
Monroe's purring performance of "Can't You See I Love You", and "Every baby needs a Daddy" highlight the steamy burlesque score.
My opinion: This is the first movie that Marilyn ever sang in. The story line is pretty silly but it does have a very young Marilyn in virtually every scene. Her singing is delightful and I would definitely recommend this as a must for the true Marilyn fan. Unfortunately, the bigwigs at Columbia Pictures didn't see a future for Marilyn and she was dropped from contract.
"One of the bright spots is Miss Monroe's singing. She is pretty and, with her pleasing voice and style, she shows promise."