STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes
MARILYN MINUTES: 6 min 35 sec
A fun-loving comedy about a
judge (Victor Moore) who unknowingly marries a number of couples before his
appointment is official. Years later, when the couples discover their vows
aren't valid, the results vary from hilarious to heartbreaking. Marilyn Monroe
stars as a young mother on the beauty pageant circuit whose husband (David
Wayne) wishes she would stay home. Finding out that they're not legally hitched,
they wonder whether it is wise to stay together. Other couples questioning their
vows include a pair of eternally bickering radio performers (Ginger Rogers and
Fred Allan) and a pregnant bride (Mitzi Gaynor) whose husband (Eddie Bracken) is
going off to war. Along with Zsa Zsa Gabor as a fortune-hunting shrew trying to
take her tycoon husband (Louis Calhern) for everything he's got, this classic
comedy explores the true meaning of marriage.
Truthfully, even though Marilyn
mainly appears in a bathing suit I really don't recommend this movie for your
collection. It is a terrible movie. On top of that, Marilyn doesn't
have much dialogue mostly she just walks on the catwalk. Even when she
does talk it is not that great of a performance. The only interesting
thing about this film is that it is the only time that Marilyn played a mother.
Unfortunately, she doesn't even hold the baby in the film.
"The Monroe-Wayne sequence is pretty lightweight, but shows off the Monroe form to full advantage in a bathing suit, offering certain exploitation for the film."