Four films starring the legendary screen goddess Marilyn Monroe. In 'Ladies of the Chorus' (1948), aspiring burlesque artist Peggy Martin (Monroe) gets her chance of stardom when she is taken out of the chorus line and becomes a huge hit. Before long, Peggy is being romanced by a wealthy bachelor, who wants her to give up the stage and move in society circles. Peggy's mother, Mae, is not impressed, and warns her daughter that star-crossed romances seldom last for long. In 'Some Like It Hot' (1959), unemployed musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters, the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue's all-girl band on the next train for Florida. Joe is attracted to Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood E. Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. In 'The Misfits' (1961), a sensitive young woman (Monroe), in Reno to obtain a divorce, takes up with three cowboy drifters (Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach), in town for the rodeo, and a long-time divorcee (Thelma Ritter). She and Gable fall in love but their relationship is compromised when the men reveal their plan to catch mustangs and sell them as dog food. In 'Hometown Story' (1951), Blake Washburn (Jeffrey Lynn) is a local politician embittered when he fails to get re-elected and who blames corporate interests for his fall from grace. He sets about getting his revenge via a job writing a column in his uncle's newspaper, exposing the undemocratic machinations of big business. But when his sister Iris (Monroe) is trapped underground in a cave-in, it is one of the big businesses he has railed against that comes to her aid, throwing him into a moral dilemma. Also included are two documentaries about Marilyn, 'Marilyn Monroe at the Movies', which includes a detailed filmography and newsreel footage, and 'Portrait of a Legend', looking at her turbulent private life.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Ladies of the Chorus
Former burlesque star May and her daughter Peggy dance in the chorus.
Some Like It Hot
Joe, the saxophone player, is Josephine in the all girls band that he joined with Jerry, the bass violin player, to be one step ahead of the mob after witnessing the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago.
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe
A documentary about the life and career of 1950s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, narrated by director John Huston.
Home Town Story
The story revolves around Blake Washburn, a mildly leftist newspaperman, played by Jeffrey Lynn. Returning to his home town, Washburn turns his journalistic vitriol upon the local business interests. Only after his kid sister Katie (Melinda Plowman), trapped in a cave-in, is rescued by locally produced technology, does Washburn realize the value of the capitalistic system.
Documentary tribute to Marilyn Monroe, includes film clips, interviews with her and the people who knew her.
Gable stars as Gay Langland, an aging hand traveling the byways and working at rodeos with his two comrades, Guido (Eli Wallach) and young Perce Howland (Montgomery Clift). The three men come up with a plan to corral some misfit mustangs and sell them for dog food, but Gay's new girlfriend Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe), a high-minded ex-stripper who has just divorced her husband Ray (Kevin McCarthy) in Reno, is appalled by the plan. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...Marilyn Monroe Collection - 6-DVD Box Set ( Ladies of the Chorus / Some Like It Hot / The Legend of Marilyn Monroe / Home Town Story / Remembering Marilyn / The Misfits )