How to Marry a Millionaire

How to Marry a Millionaire

Jean Negulesco (1953)

91min
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Our Score
This is a fabulously cast and wickedly witty reworking of that much-filmed 20th Century-Fox standby, the one about the three gals seeking rich husbands, dusted off, smartened up and photographed in Fox's stunning new screen process, CinemaScope. The dazzling Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall play the girls, so who could ask for more? Well, there is more. This film was the first shot in Scope, though released after The Robe, and it's preceded by an introductory orchestral sequence specially designed to show off the wonders of the then-new magnetic stereophonic sound, with Alfred Newman conducting Street Scene.

Summary

Three women rent a luxurious New York apartment as part of a scheme to get their claws into wealthy husbands - but their plans become unstuck when all three start to fall for men with good hearts and empty pockets. Comedy, starring Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, Cameron Mitchell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun and Fred Clark.

Cast & Crew

Pola Marilyn Monroe
Loco Betty Grable
Schatze Page Lauren Bacall
JD Hanley William Powell
Tom Brookman Cameron Mitchell
Eben Rory Calhoun
Waldo Brewster Fred Clark
Freddie Denmark David Wayne
Director Jean Negulesco
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy