1953. USA. Dir: Howard Hawks. With Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. 91 min.
A pair of saucy showgirls – one an artful fortune-hunter, the other a witty romantic – get embroiled in a series of comic escapades on a Europe-bound ocean liner. Their journey is punctuated by lively Technicolor musical performances, including Monroe’s iconic, dazzling “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
1948. USA. Dir: Howard Hawks. With John Wayne, Walter Brennan. 133 min.
Texas rancher Wayne puts his entire empire on the line with one big cattle drive to Kansas, only to provoke mutiny through his tyrannical domination of his hired hands. With his right-hand man (and adopted son) seizing control, will the herd make it to market? Will rustlers, natives, and hard country doom the drive? Will revenge destroy Wayne’s soul?