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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 November 1953 (USA)
Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

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Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment with a plan....tired of cheap men and a lack of money, they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters - and even when they can, is the money really worth it? Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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The Most Glamorous Entertainment Of Your Lifetime in CinemaScope. You See It Without Glasses!

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Wie angelt man sich einen Millionär  »

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$1,870,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Betty Grable listens to her then-husband Harry James on the radio in Maine, the song playing is "You'll Never Know," which then becomes the love theme for Miss Grable and Rory Calhoun. The Oscar-winning song of 1943 (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon) had been sung by Alice Faye in two musicals, Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) and Four Jills in a Jeep (1944), and then sung by Betty Grable in Diamond Horseshoe (1945), and also sung by Ginger Rogers in Dreamboat (1952). See more »

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It's raining in this scene where David Wayne is on the terrace spying on the women. When he slides open the glass paned wall to enter the apartment, you can see his hand seems to go through a pane, revealing there is actually no glass. See more »

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Schatze Page: The first rule is, gentlemen callers have got to wear a necktie!
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I Know Why (and So Do You)
(1941) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano before the wedding
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Entertaining
9 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this cute story of gold-diggers on the prowl. I agree with those who said that musical prologue was way too long -- it was eight minutes before the opening credits came on! This seemed the perfect setting for Marilyn Monroe to sing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend," but that gem was in another of her films. I don't agree with those who said Betty Grable was too old for her part. She merely *looked* old. I tried to figure out why. She was only 35 years old. She was still slim (possibly even slimmer than Lauren Bacall, who'd recently had her second child) and her face looked relatively youthful. So why did she look 45? I concluded it was the hair. That poodle cut was unflattering and added years. I also enjoyed Grable's coy reference to real-life husband Harry James and Bacall's to Bogart. All in all, a charming movie and a fun way to spend an hour and a half.


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