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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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5 November 1953 (USA)  »

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This film was the final box-office bonanza in Betty Grable's 26-year movie career. According to a 1995 biography of Miss Grable, "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs," written by Tom McGee, business would be fairly strong for Betty's next picture, Three for the Show (1955), but her last feature, How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), was tagged, in Betty's own words, "a turkey." See more »

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When eating hamburgers in the coffee shop, the cigarette in Brookman's left hand changes into a napkin between shots. See more »

Quotes

J.D. Hanley: [on why Schatze stopped their wedding] There was a last minute decision in your favor.
Tom Brookman: Did you tell her about me?
J.D. Hanley: No. So far as she knows you're still hustling a gas pump.
Tom Brookman: Are you kidding?
J.D. Hanley: Well let's go ask her.
Tom Brookman: Wait a minute JD! Do you think I ought to tell her?
J.D. Hanley: Are you nuts? She clearly prefers gas pump jockeys to millionaires. What do you want to do? Disillusion the poor girl?
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Version of Moon Over Miami (1941) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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From "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played as Schatze is walking down the aisle
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'Keep the change, Mac.'

Three models (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall) pool their resources to rent an expensive penthouse apartment in New York, each girl hoping to catch a wealthy husband...

Cameron Mitchell helps Betty Grable with groceries one morning and meets and falls in love with Bacall… But she rejects him, thinking he is a 'gas pump jockey.'

The girls are nearly broke when Grable introduces them to an oil tycoon, a widower (William Powell) who becomes interested in Bacall… Grable takes a trip with wealthy and married Fred Clark, under the impression that they are going to a convention in Maine… Once at his lodge, she realizes they will be alone and is set to return to New York when she suddenly felt sick… A forest ranger named Rory Calhoun comes into her life, and they fall in love…

Marilyn leaves by plane to meet her one-eyed playboy Alex D'Arcy in Atlantic City, but because she refuses to wear glasses in public to correct her nearsightedness, she gets on the wrong plane… On board she meets David Wayne, the owner of their penthouse apartment, who is on his way to Kansas City to find his tax accountant because of whom he is in trouble with the revenue department…

Bacall, left alone and without money, agrees to marry the oilman Powell…

"How to be a Millionaire" was the second CinemaScope film ever made, the first being "The Robe." The film marked David Wayne's last movie appearance with Marilyn… He made four pictures with her, more than any other actor…


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