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Bobby
Who were the pick of Marilyn's co-stars in her movies? I thought we could just cut and paste the list below and choose our favourite co-star from each of the pictures. For simplicity, I've only included the 'main films' and have left out Marilyn's very early roles (Love Happy etc) as well as the forgettable light comedies (Love Nest etc).


The Asphalt Jungle -
All About Eve -
Clash by Night -
Don't Bother to Knock -
Monkey Business -
Niagara -
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes -
How to Marry a Millionaire -
River of no Return -
There's no Business Like Show Business -
The Seven Year Itch -
Bus Stop -
The Prince and the Showgirl -
Some Like it Hot -
Let's Make Love -
The Misfits -



Have fun!
magda24
Nice topic Bobby!

But I see you didn't choose yours. Ok. here's my list


The Asphalt Jungle - Louis Calhern
All About Eve - George Sanders

Clash by Night - Keith Andes

Don't Bother to Knock - Richard Widmark
Monkey Business - Cary Grant
Niagara - Jean Peters
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell:)
How to Marry a Millionaire - Lauren Bacall
River of no Return - Robert Mitchum
There's no Business Like Show Business -let's say Donald O'Connor
The Seven Year Itch - white dress!!and Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Hope Lange
The Prince and the Showgirl - Laurence Olivier
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Yves Montand (I really liked them
onscreen together )
The Misfits -
sorry can't choose between Monty Clift and Gable . they both my favorites
Kowalczyk
You're good in this forum. wink3.gif

In bold is who I think acted best with Marilyn and in normal type who acts best in the film (except, obviously, Marilyn biggrin.gif):

All About Eve - um, whoever played de Whitt, Bette Davis
Monkey Business - Cary Grant, Cary Grant
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell or Mr Spofford III laugh.gif, Jane Russell (honourable mention to the adorable fiance biggrin.gif)
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable, Betty Grable
River of no Return - haha, the boy (name?), Bob Mitchum
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell, Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - whoever played Vera, Hope Lange
The Prince and the Showgirl - Laurence Olivier or Elsie's crazy friends biggrin.gif, the boy who plays the prince (not LO)
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon, gotta be Osgood biggrin.gif (oh okay, Jack Lemmon again)

Sorry I don't know all the actors names. blush.gif I usually stop paying attention after I read 'MARILYN MONROE'.
abeautifulchild
The Asphalt Jungle - Louis Calhern
All About Eve - George Sanders
Clash by Night - I have no idea what the name of the actor is who played her boyfriend in this...
Don't Bother to Knock - Anne Bancroft
Monkey Business - Cary Grant
Niagara - Max Showalter & Jean Peters
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable
River of no Return - Robert Mitchum
There's no Business Like Show Business - None
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell!!
Bus Stop - Eileen Heckart (Vera)
The Prince and the Showgirl - This is hard!!!!! Well, Olivier first I guess because I liked the opposites attract thing. But then it would have to be Jeremy Spenser (Nicky), Sybil Thorndike (Queen Dowager), and I loved Richard Wattis in this (Northbrook).
Some Like it Hot - No contest- Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - *Sigh* Yves Montand
The Misfits - Me too Magda, I cant choose between Monty & Gable.
Tara
The Asphalt Jungle - Louis Calhern
All About Eve - George Sanders
Clash by Night - Barbara Stanwyck
Don't Bother to Knock - Anne Bancroft
Monkey Business - Charles Coburn
Niagara - Joseph Cotten
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable
River of no Return - Rory Calhoun
There's no Business Like Show Business - Ethel Merman
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Eileen Heckart
The Prince and the Showgirl - Sybil Thorndyke
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Yves Montand
The Misfits - Montgomery Clift

MissCaswell
All About Eve - George Sanders (but Bette Davis isn't far behind)
Clash by Night - Barbara Stanwyck
Don't Bother to Knock - Anne Bancroft
Niagara - Jean Peters
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable
River of no Return - Rory Calhoun
There's no Business Like Show Business - hmm, I've only seen it once, but I don't think I particularly liked any of her co-stars here
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Eileen Heckart
The Prince and the Showgirl - Sybil Thorndyke
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Tony Randall
The Misfits - Montgomery Clift
Bobby
Magda, I thought I'd let others get the ball rolling blush.gif Now that it is, here's my list.

The Asphalt Jungle - Jean Hagen
All About Eve - George Sanders
Clash by Night - Robert Ryan
Don't Bother to Knock - Richard Widmark
Monkey Business - Cary Grant
Niagara - Jean Peters
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable
River of no Return - Tommy Rettig
There's no Business Like Show Business - Donald O'Connor (Mitzi Gaynor close second)
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Arthur O'Connell
The Prince and the Showgirl - Sybil Thorndike (Richard Wattis close second)
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Yves Montand
The Misfits - Montgomery Clift
Alanma
I might just as well cut-and-paste Bobby's answer, as I agree with every word!
dwane
Don't Bother to Knock - richard widmark
Monkey Business - ginger rogers
Niagara - that girl that helps her
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - jane russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - betty grable
River of no Return - robert mitchum
The Seven Year Itch - tom ewell i guess
Bus Stop - don murray or the girl that she worked with at the "blue dragon"
The Prince and the Showgirl - the prince
Some Like it Hot - jack lemmon and tony curtis, how could i seperate them haha
Let's Make Love - none
The Misfits - montgomery clift
princesshapnick
All About Eve - George Sanders
Don't Bother to Knock - Richard Widmark
Monkey Business - Cary Grant
Niagara - Jean Peters
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable
There's No Business Like Show Business - Donald O'Connor
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Don Murray
Some Like It Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Tony Randall
The Misfits - Clark Gable
ziggy
The Asphalt Jungle - She only really acted with Louis Calhern here.

All About Eve - Bette Davis is dynamite.

Clash by Night - Ditto Barbara Stanwyck.

Don't Bother to Knock - Anne Bancroft was more powerful than Richard Widmark, actually.

Monkey Business - Cary Grant is a comedic genius. If only he'd starred in Let's Make Love instead of Montand.

Niagara - Joseph Cotten was sheer iron, as opposed to Casey Adams and Jean Peters, who were repulsively tacky.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane and Marilyn's chemistry worked like charm.

How to Marry a Millionaire - Lauren Bacall is sassy and her timing is pitch-perfect - she and Marilyn completely upstaged poor Grable.

River of no Return - Tommy Rettig did a good job as the young boy.

There's no Business Like Show Business - Ugh... Donald O'Connor I guess, but the entire cast was dreadful.

The Seven Year Itch - Tommy Ewell and MM were a surprisingly good match.

Bus Stop - Arthur O'Connell is my favorite, Don Murray was completely over the top.

The Prince and the Showgirl - Sir Olivier was really stiff and one-dimensional, so thank heavens for Dame Sybil Thorndike - delightfully ironic!

Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon, Jack Lemmon, Jack Lemmon.

Let's Make Love - In love as they were, there were zero on-screen sparks flying between Yves and MM. I'll go with Wilfrid Hyde-White.

The Misfits - This is the most difficult choice of all. The filming may have been hell, but all the principal actors play together beautifully. There was something eerie between Marilyn and Monty Clift, so he's my pick.
Bobby
Good post Sam thumbup1.gif
Paju
The Asphalt Jungle - I've seen this only once or twice, but didn't she basically only act with Louis Calhern?
All About Eve - this is a tough one, but I guess I'll have to say Bette Davis
Clash by Night - this too I've seen only once or twice, so I actually don't remember and can't say
Don't Bother to Knock - I'm not sure about this either
Monkey Business - Cary Grant
Niagara - Joseph Cotten
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - Jane Russell
How to Marry a Millionaire - Betty Grable or Lauren Bacall
River of no Return - Tommy Rettig
There's no Business Like Show Business - Donald O'Connor
The Seven Year Itch - Tom Ewell
Bus Stop - Betty Field (Grace) or Eileen Heckart (Vera)
The Prince and the Showgirl - Sybil Thorndike
Some Like it Hot - Jack Lemmon
Let's Make Love - Yves Montand
The Misfits - Clark Gable

I feel like my choices are really boring unsure.gif
ziggy
QUOTE(Paju @ Aug 9 2008, 09:04 PM) *
I feel like my choices are really boring unsure.gif


Not at all. However, I'd like to know if you'd pick Bacall over Grable or vice versa.
Paju
QUOTE(ziggy @ Aug 12 2008, 06:57 AM) *
Not at all. However, I'd like to know if you'd pick Bacall over Grable or vice versa.

I really can't say, because both of me appeal to me, even though they're so different. Every time I watch the movie I change my mind about which one of them I like more. And I haven't seen other movies by either one of them (shame on me!), so that's one of the reasons too why I can't choose between them.
ziggy
Dearie, you should definitely watch a Bacall flick or two - she's been starring in a truckload of gems.
Paju
I know that I should - and I want to - but they so rarely show them on tv. They should show a lot more old classics on tv! I haven't even seen a Jean Harlow movie. I know they just showed one, but that's so rare, and of course I missed that. I think they showed a Bacall movie too but the same thing happened with that - missed it, was unable to watch it.
ziggy
QUOTE(Paju @ Aug 15 2008, 07:32 PM) *
I know that I should - and I want to - but they so rarely show them on tv. They should show a lot more old classics on tv! I haven't even seen a Jean Harlow movie. I know they just showed one, but that's so rare, and of course I missed that. I think they showed a Bacall movie too but the same thing happened with that - missed it, was unable to watch it.


^Most Bacall classics are available on dvd, though. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of Harlow's catalogue.
Paju
Maybe I should try to rent them someplace. I haven't seen any Harlow movies either, and that's a real shame.
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