April 27, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST
BIG GREEN ONES
April 27, 2009, 6:23 p.m. CST
and you didn't use that as an excuse to watch Fanny Hill the following week?!? For shame, Quint!<p> Oh wait, you've probably seen it. Ne'er mind.
April 27, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST
beauty....haha thought I was going to say boobs didn't you!!! Anyway I have that photo of here topless with pearls....yummy!!!
April 27, 2009, 6:42 p.m. CST
by Shepard Wong
Great flick. I used to watch my laser disc at least once a year. Is it out on DVD?
April 27, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST
THOSE EYES!! THOSE FUCKING EYES!!! STOP LOOKING AT ME YOU CRAZY BITCH!
April 27, 2009, 7:34 p.m. CST
This 'un has Betty Grable. A pin-up whose attraction I really can't see, along with the likes of Jean Harlow (she looks kinda like a pig, no? And her voice annoys the hell out of me).<p> Grable's good here, though. Though I still reckon her best performance was as a poster in Stalag 17. <p>Marilyn did a string of fluffy as hell movies (the most underrated of which IMO is Let's Make Love, co-starring and co-bedding Yves Montand), which the critic in me could pick apart but I find impossible not to enjoy. And they're not complete fluff fests, apart from the meta thing you mentioned, she really does bring her own quality to them. It must be hard to come across that human and vulnerable in a room full of sound guys and cameramen, but she almost always did it without fail. It's not so evident in this movie, though she's rarely been cuter (glasses or not).
April 27, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST
She was hot (but I don't think it was because she was the devil). But yes, that cover art is creepy.
April 27, 2009, 7:43 p.m. CST
Was the only good thing MM did, she was terrible.
April 27, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST
As punishment I will now listen to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQGyTKoByWc song 20 times in a row. Pray for me.
April 27, 2009, 7:51 p.m. CST
Even if you're not a fan of fluffy '50s comedies, you gotta give her props for The Misfits, The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve- two stone cold John Huston classics and one of the best movies Old Hollywood ever put out. I bet most actresses wouldn't mind three films of their calibre on their resumes.
April 27, 2009, 8:17 p.m. CST
I can't lie to you about your chances, but... you have my sympathies.
April 27, 2009, 8:18 p.m. CST
She's got Bettie Davis ass.
April 27, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST
by frank cotton
April 27, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST
Speaking of Amazon Queen, why oh why is that movie not released here in the states? <br><br> I've not seen Millionaire, but there is just something about 50's rom-coms that are just pure fun. Can't stand the modern version, but the oldies just have a certain vibe that I can't put my finger on...
April 27, 2009, 11:20 p.m. CST
by Larry of Arabia
I can't help but to think the whole thing is a little flat. I kept waiting for it to take off and just charm me. Never happened. By the way, that one actor in the film appears to be that guy who's always standing and walking. You know who I mean.
April 28, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST
is that the guy they're referring to in the line?
April 28, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST
Great to see this feature. One of my favorite things to read on the site.
April 28, 2009, 2:22 a.m. CST
With the exception of Vern. And since his site is blocked to me on this stinking ship I can't read any of his reviews. Quint is the best writer and the best reviewer and would really be better suited to his own site...I guess you could say I am gay to Quint's writing.
April 28, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST
It seems like "a movie a day". Perhaps you could put this column off to the side? It's so annoying to go to AICN looking for actual "news" and finding movie reviews for old films we have already seen or that we don't care about.
April 28, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST
The movie is African Queen. The Amazon Queen is Harry...
April 28, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST
Yep, Bogart is the answer.
April 28, 2009, 10:33 a.m. CST
My bad, but a perfect response on your part! I still want to know why the African Queen is not out on DVD though, where it can then be hawked by the Amazon Queen...
April 28, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST
It's like old times.
April 28, 2009, 11:58 a.m. CST
Don't believe the haters. This column rocks, belongs here as a way of giving context to the news and reviews of new films and is well-written. Keep it up. You're going to love "The Best Man". Especially if you liked "Advise and Consent".
April 28, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST
Millionaire and Stranger also have the same director, Jean Negulesco.
April 28, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST
What was teh context of the line? something related to bacall there maybe?
April 28, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST
I bring it up in the review itself... it's a very meta aspect to the movie... Bacall is trying to explain to William Powell, the older rich guy she's trying to wed, that their age difference isn't a big deal. She's always liked older men. Look at Churchill! Look at Roosevelt! Look at what's his name, the old fella in The African Queen. <BR><BR>So yeah, definitely a nod to her real life main squeeze.
April 28, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST
Well, I'm flattered. It's not often that someone is gay for me... or even straight for me, for that matter. And I agree... Vern is the most awesome person in the world.
April 28, 2009, 7:37 p.m. CST
by Dr. Strangelove
...of the technicolor Marilyn Monroe flicks. A Billy Wilder classic.
May 4, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST
Monroe was beautiful, as always. It was interesting to see her played against Bacall, as well as Grable, both legendary beauties. The vapidness of thier entire plot got to me though. I enjoyed Grable going through the tollbooth though- only scene that had me bust out laughing.
June 17, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST
My favorite quote from the making of that flick: Grable sez to Monroe -- "My time is over, kid. It's your time now. Ride it for all it's worth" Grable -- wotta marvelous dame!
June 17, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST
Bacall was smokin