In this Howard Hawks Technicolor spectacle Dorothy Shaw is the friend and chaperon of Lorelei Lee (played by Marilyn Monroe) on their cruise to Paris. Dorothy has been given the task to keep an eye on Lorelei to make sure she makes it 'safely' to Paris. Needless to say the Olympic team and Mr Malone become a sort of distraction for love starved Dorothy and as a result she must help Lorelei get out of the mess she gets into on board the ship. The climax of the film comes when the police come for Lorelei and Dorothy dons a blonde wig posing as Lorelei and excites all the men in the French court room. And you'll just have to watch the film to see more!
Below are some of my favorite lines from the film...
Lorelei Lee: Dorothy. Mr. Esmond and I are getting married.
Dorothy Shaw: To each other?
Gus Esmond: Of course to each other. Who else to?
Dorothy Shaw: Well, I don't know about you Gus, but I always figured Lorelei would end up with the Secretary of the Treasury.
Gus Esmond: Dorothy Shaw. I want you to remember you're supposed to be the chaperon on this trip.
Dorothy Shaw: Now lets get this straight, Gus. The chaperon's job is to see that nobody else has any fun. Nobody chaperon's the chaperon. That's why I'm so right for this job.
Lorelei Lee: [Lorelei is holding a tiara] How do you put it around your neck?
Dorothy Shaw: You don't, honey, it goes on your head!
Lorelei Lee: You must think I was born yesterday.
Dorothy Shaw: Well, sometimes there's just no other possible explanation.
Dorothy Shaw: If we can't empty his pockets between us, then we're not worthy of the name Woman.
Dorothy Shaw: Remember, honey, on your wedding day it's All right to say "yes."
Quotes were taken from IMDB.