Marilyn Maxwell (August 3, 1921 â€“ March 20, 1972), born Marvel Marilyn Maxwell, was a platinum blonde, curvaceous movie actress and entertainer who, in addition to appearing in many films and radio programs, also entertained the troops during World War II and the Korean War on USO tours with Bob Hope. She also appeared in a number of Hope's shows as a sexy but comic foil. She started her professional entertaining career as a radio singer while still a teenager before signing with MGM in 1942 as a contract player. Among the programs in which she appeared was The Abbott and Costello Show. The head of MGM, Louis B. Mayer, insisted she change the "Marvel" part of her real name. She dropped her first name and kept the middle. Some of her memorable film roles included Lost in a Harem (1944), Champion (1949), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), and Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958).
Critic's Choice is a 1963 film directed by Don Weis.
Based on the 1960 Broadway play of the same name by Ira Levin, the movie starred Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and included Rip Torn, Marilyn Maxwell, Jim Backus, Marie Windsor and Jerome Cowan in the cast. The plot follows Parker Ballantine, a nasty theater critic, who must review his own wife's new play.
Critic's Choice at the Internet Movie DatabaseMartin, Mick and Porter, Marsha "DVD & Video Guide 2006"
The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story by writer Damon Runyon. The black-and-white movie stars Bob Hope. The Christmas song "Silver Bells," sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell, was introduced in the film. The film was directed by Sidney Lanfield and Frank Tashlin (uncredited â€” Tashlin was hired to finish the film). The story was also made as a movie in 1934 starring Lee Tracy, with a bit part for actress Ann Sheridan.
The Lemon Drop Kid (Hope) persuades a gangster's girlfriend not to bet on a horse. The horse ends up winning and now the gangster wants the Kid to pay him the $10,000 he would have won or The Lemon Drop Kid will be executed on Christmas Eve.
Champion is a 1949 American film noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner. Filmed in black-and-white, it recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons while working to achieve success in the boxing ring...., http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041239