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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

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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 appartment 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's it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the huxters 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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The theme for Betty Grable and her husband the forest ranger was "You'll Never Know" (music was written by Harry Warren and the lyrics by Mack Gordon) which was introduces by Alice Faye in the movie Hello Frisco, Hello (1943) and it won the Oscar (R) for the Best Song. Betty Grable replaced Alice Faye as 20th Entury Fox's blonde comedy star. In this picture Marilyn Monroe became their blonde comedy star surpassing Betty. See more »

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The flowers change position in the bedroom during the wedding party. See more »

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Loco Dempsey: Once you get one foot on the ground, you're really quite a jerk, aren't you?
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Composed and Conducted by Alfred Newman
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What a wonderfully, delightful movie!
27 April 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I just had a wonderful opportunity to catch a screening of this film on a wide screen. What a treat!

Unfortunately, it wasn't the best print; lots of dust and scratches on reel changes, and the colors were quite faded, but these films simply must be seen on a wide screen with an audience to be truly appreciated. Of course, almost any movie is improved by seeing it at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, and I consider myself fortunate to have had the opportunity.

Lauren Bacall has always been one of my favorite actors, and she and Powell do work wonderfully together. Monroe is also, always a delight - I think that she was a much better actress than she is generally given credit for. However, though I've seen this movie close to a dozen times before, I was really struck at the wonderful performance that Grable turned in. She was perfect! I haven't seen much of her other work, but in HTMAM, she shows herself to be a wonderful comedic actress, playing a "dim blonde" who really isn't that dim. What a revelation and what a delight.

I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who likes old movies, but if you have a chance to catch it on a real movie screen - DO SO! You won't be disappointed.


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