STUDIO: 20th Century Fox
RUNNING TIME: 117 minutes
MARILYN MINUTES: 1 min 30 sec
20th Century Fox heavily promoted Marilyn in this anthology movie based on five
stories by O. Henry (pseudonym of William Sidney Porter). Marilyn received top
billing despite the fact that she only appeared on-screen for a minute. She
plays a streetwalker in the first of the five tales, entitled "The Cop and
the Anthem". She co-starred in the piece with idol Charles Laughton.
John Steinbeck provided the narration.
My opinion: Well obviously Marilyn is not on the screen long enough to warrant the money it would cost to buy this movie. I, myself, was lucky enough to catch it off of television. It is not important to add this to your collection unless you really want a complete record of her films.
"By a process of elimination one comes back to Charles Laughton in 'The Cop and the Anthem', as best of the lot. His performance, though pitched to his standard of arch comedy, is clearly underlined for laughs...Marilyn Monroe, again as sleek as she was in 'The Asphalt Jungle', is a streetwalker of stunning proportions."