How to Marry A Millionaire

How to Marry A Millionaire

DVD - 2001
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Romantic comedy of three fashion models out to snare rich husbands. In the end love prevails over schemes as they all find happiness, and one does end up with a millionaire.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, c2001
Edition: Widescreen version
Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Branch Call Number: DVD Howt

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 04, 2020

GOOD 1953 romantic comedy starring three familiar/famous Hollywood ladies - and several Hollywood men.
Some of the gold diggers plot/episodes are a bit whack - and a part of old time 40's/50's views on how romance/money do and don't get along.
The film is only 95 minutes, has excellent color, the plot didn't bug me enough to stop viewing, and the leading ladies ARE looking good throughout.

💵 Well, I did NOT find out how to marry a millionaire, a question that's been on my mind for some time. When Money comes in the do', Love flies out the window. But, it was a light, frothy, entertaining flick, with plenty of gorgeous women to admire. And that's intuitively obvious to even…The Most Casual Observer.

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CurlyWhirly
Jul 16, 2019

What a disappointment! I remember looking at this cast, seeing Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall as the three leading ladies and thinking, "Wow, this ought to be great."

Well, the "wow" turned to "yawn" and "groan" too many times to recommend this overblown mess. The humor was lame and Bacall, who I loved in the '40s films, was just plain annoying with the snotty character she effectively played. She had the most lines in here, too.

Monroe, as always, was fun to watch and the message in here is good: one shouldn't marry for money, but, otherwise the film was a bust, pun somewhat intended. Grable was disappointing, too. Looks-wise and attitude-wise, only Monroe was appealing. In short: the film is a bummer; don't waste your time.

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akirakato
Jul 15, 2019

Directed by Jean Negulesco in 1953 based on the plays "The Greeks Had a Word for It" by Zoë Akins and "Loco" by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert, this American rom-com depicts the struggles of three women who want to marry a super-rich man.
Although the story doesn't seem so funny, I enjoyed to see Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in the same boat.

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Nursebob
Jul 14, 2019

Despite its Cinemascope panoramas of skylines and mountaintops, Technicolor haute couture, and the combined star power of its three lead actresses, Jean Negulesco’s lightweight comedy (based on three different plays) is ultimately all froth and no substance. With its few clever innuendos and outdated comebacks, Nunnally Johnson’s script glints rather than sparkles and Joe MacDonald’s widescreen cinematography never tires of showing us Manhattan landmarks or snowy Maine ski runs (even when it’s apparently summer in New York). Since this was Fox Studio’s first Cinemascope production even the film’s prologue cashes in on the newfangled big screen technology with a full orchestra ensemble while costume designer Travilla gets to strut his stuff with an overly long fashion show sequence (“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…” croons the hostess as a bikini-clad Monroe turns and vogues). And one particular image—Marilyn decked out in a gorgeous lavender evening gown admiring multiple reflections of herself—has become iconic. A nice bit of nostalgia for movie buffs which is easy to watch and just as easily dismissed.

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vickibam
Jun 11, 2019

This movie is so great! Even though it stars sexy MM, it can still be viewed by all ages! Monroe proved herself to be quite a funny lady in this film and is a fine balance along with the other two leading ladies, Lauren Bacall (Bogey's Baby) and Betty Grable (Mrs. Harry James). The film is so fun that you don't even question how three women can afford a penthouse apartment in New York and lovely clothes while trying to find a rich man for future prosperity.

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Emmysmom1
Jul 01, 2016

Very funny, was laughing out loud! Would see again.

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ostwald
Jun 29, 2015

I saw the movie and I had liked it. I had laughed, this is not for children to watch

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lukasevansherman
Feb 12, 2014

A fun, frivolous 1950s comedy about three women trying to land rich husbands. It's awfully silly, but the Technicolor pops on blu-ray and the performances from Monroe (playing a glasses-adverse nearsighted character), Bacall and the always dapper William Powell are good. Pin-up girl Betty Grable is less enjoyable. A better director like Billy Wilder or George Cukor could've given it more wit and fizz. Nunnally Johnson, who produced and wrote the screenplay, also wrote "The Grapes of Wrath." That would be not be a very good double feature. The extras on this disc are minimal.

I found this film to be quite enjoyable, especially Marilyn's turn as a woman who is ashamed to wear her glasses.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

Romantic comedy of three fashion models out to snare rich husbands. In the end love prevails over schemes as they all find happiness, and one does end up with a millionaire.
Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, David Wayne. .

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Tricia00 Aug 12, 2016

Schatze Page: You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap. All right so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear.
Loco Dempsey: You mean marry him?
Schatze Page: If you don't marry him, you haven't caught him, he's caught you.

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