How to Marry a Millionaire

1953

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

32
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 78%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 20866

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Marilyn Monroe as Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page
Merry Anders as Model
David Wayne as Freddie Denmark
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706.61 MB
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English 2.0
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1 hr 35 min
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bacall_fan14 10 / 10

Bacall steals the movie!

Even though this film may be in the Marilyn Monroe collection I have to say her performance was not all that great. It was alright, but just decent. She is a stunning beauty with a nice figure, but is a rather bad actress.

Betty Grable I don't know very well. She did okay too, but seemed a little boring to me. I guess it was just her character Loco. She has beauty too and is an okay actress.

Lauren Bacall steals this show literally. She is the one who truly defines grace and glamour. Her character is witty and sly. Bacall's beauty is great too. I love her voice and how in the end she is the lucky girl!

The movie is about three roomates who go hunting for millionaire husbands. Will they suceed or not? If you are a fan of Lauren Bacall I suggest you see this one. She looks great in the fashion show!

Reviewed by romaus76 10 / 10

My life in Hollywood

Back in the early 50's, I was road manager for the Harry James band. As you know, Harry was married to Betty Grable. I also did special work for Betty outside of 20th Century Foxes eyes & ears. In February 1953, Buddy Rich, the great drummer joined the band and one evening, we had a small party for Buddy at the Hollywood Paladium where the band was working. Betty Grable & Marie Rich got to be friends and Betty invited Buddy & Marie to the studio where she was working on the movie, How to Marry a Millionaire. Harry & I picked up Buddy & Marie at the Beverly Hills Hotel and went to the studio. At the studio, we were all in Bacall's dressing room having coffee & danish and waiting for the queen, Miss Monroe to arrive. She had a habit of being late quiet a bit and keeping a lot of people waiting for her. Bacall, who is known for her salty language, gave her quite a verbal tongue lashing, but it just rolled off her back. When Betty passed away with cancer, I flew from my home in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. to Vegas for the funeral, then again for Harry's funeral.

Reviewed by Antonius Block 7 / 10

Light and playful

I'll say up front this film was fascinating to me for its cast, and what seemed to be an improbable pairing of Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable, as well as including William Powell in his second-to-last film. The subject, three gold diggers who are out to marry rich men, takes some time to warm up to, as between Bacall's hard conniving and Monroe's dizziness, there is not an awful lot to like early on.

However, it grew on me. There is a playfulness in the dialogue and I liked expressions like "sounds creamy to me" as well as the references to Bacall's real-life relationship to that "that old fella what's his name in The African Queen", and Grable's real-life husband Harry James, whose music she can't recognize in the film. Monroe plays her part very well, blending sweetness and seduction as only she could, and aside from seeing her in a bathing suit as part of a modeling show, the shot that captures her image in five mirrors in a washroom is fantastic. There is such a nice sense of fashion in the film, and I loved Grable in a purple dress towards the end. Powell at age 61 is smooth, sophisticated, and stoic, and a joy to watch. I'm not so sure about Bacall, who isn't as strong comedically and less endearing, but overall, it's a strong cast with obviously lots of star power.

Director Jean Negulesco tells the story well, sometimes simply informing of us events on one of the three story lines instead of showing them, which keep things moving and is effective. (On the other hand, it was a little tedious at the beginning, as things only get going after an interminably long orchestra piece). He also gives us some nice shots of New York and the snow in "Maine" (apparently actually Sun Valley, Idaho). I doubt the film will blow you away or anything, as it's predictable and light, but it's also entertaining.

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