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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films ranked worst to best

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The Lavender Hill Mob

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Le Doulos

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Marilyn Monroe movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Some Like It Hot,’ ‘The Seven Year Itch’

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Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema review – how Wallace and Gromit inspired Tom Cruise

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Tuesday’s best TV: Mark Kermode’s Secrets of Cinema; Our Girl

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10 Marilyn Monroe Film Clips That Prove She Had Acting Chops (Videos)

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