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Ladies of the Chorus Reviews

This chorus-girl musical is worth watching for one reason only; in her second film appearance Monroe (in a sizable part) is cast as a leggy burlesque showgirl who shares the stage with her mom (Jergens) and another half dozen or so beauties. Monroe falls in love with wealthy socialite Brooks, a romance met with disapproval by Jergens. It turns out that mother got herself into the same situation years before and is just watching out for little Marilyn. The picture ends with a double wedding--Monroe to Brooks and Jergens to longtime love Carr. Monroe delivered a pair of tunes, "Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy" and "Anyone Can Tell I Love You" (Allan Roberts, Lester Lee). Roberts and Lee also contributed "Crazy for You," "You're Never Too Old," and the title tune. This picture still wasn't enough to convince the studio executives that Marilyn was hot property. She was dropped by Columbia after this role and it was still a few years before she became a living legend.