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Story

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark, just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Oliver with Marilyn Monroe, who, whilst shooting, was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Arthur Miller.

Nearly 40 years on, his diary account "The Prince, The Showgirl and Me" was published, but one week was missing, and this is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of working. When Arthur Miller makes a brief trip to Paris, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce her to some of the pleasures of British life.

The collision of the two worlds--old England and new Hollywood--is as incongruous as it is delightful. Slowly Marilyn begins to shake off the dark fog of insecurity and fear always hovering around her. She reacts with lovely naturalness to this alien world and as she realxes she offers Colin fleeting insights into her own background--one of family madness, single-minded ambition and uninhibited sexuality. Simply and without self-pity, she relates the tale of her rise to the top in Hollywood; a story involving abuse of one form or another at the hands of almost every man she has ever known, abuse that has left her with only the thinnest of protective layers.

She is not without her contradictions--everyone wants something from her, but she too is fixated on the life she has chosen and is quite unable to leave it, even thought the pressure is crushing her......and yet, for a moment, lost in the English countryside, it seems she might finally escape.

DVD Features

Cast

Michelle WilliamsMarilyn Monroe
Eddie RedmayneColin Clark
Julia OrmondVivien Leigh
Kenneth BranaghSir Laurence Olivier
Pip TorrensSir Kenneth Clark
Emma WatsonLucy
Geraldine SomervilleLady Jane Clark
Michael KitchenHugh Perceval
Miranda RaisonVanessa
Karl MoffattJack Cardiff
Simon Russell BealeCotes-Preedy
Toby JonesArthur Jacobs
Robert PortalDavid Orton
Philip JacksonRoger Smith
Jim CarterBarry
Victor McGuireAndy
Dougray ScottArthur Miller
Richard AttleeReporter #1
Michael HobbsReporter #2
Brooks LivermoreReporter #3
Rod O'GradyReporter #4
Richard CliffordRichard Wattis
Judi DenchDame Sybil Thorndike
Zoë WanamakerPaula Strasberg
Gerard HoranTrevor
Alex LoweDenys Coop
Georgie GlenRosamund Greenwood
Richard SheltonWaiter
Peter WightLucy's Father
Paul HerzbergPaul Hardwick
James ClayJeremy Spenser
Des McAleerSenior Policeman
Derek JacobiSir Owen Morshead
Jem WallSpectator
Ben SandoSchoolboy #1
Josh MorrisSchoolboy #2
David RintoulDr. Connell
Penny RyderSybil Thorndike Double
Sean VanderwilyMale Dancer #1
Adam PerryMale Dancer #2
Peter BrownPolice Officer (uncredited)
Martin PooleClapperboy (uncredited)

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  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Simon Curtis
  • Producer: The Weinstein Company
  • Length: 99 Min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaNov 23, 2011
    EuropeNov 25, 2011
    JapanMar 24, 2012
    AustraliaFeb 16, 2012
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    JapanG
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaMar 13, 2012
    EuropeMar 16, 2012
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 13, 2012
    EuropeMar 16, 2012
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