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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 November 1953 (USA)
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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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5 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cómo pescar a un millonario  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


While Betty Grable receives top billing as the credits roll - a contractual promise made to her by 20th Century-Fox - Marilyn Monroe was promoted to first place in the trailer and poster art. See more »


In the final scene, the beer mugs fill themselves. See more »


Schatze Page: Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband.
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Referenced in The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) See more »


New York
(1953) (uncredited)
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Ken Darby
Sung by chorus during the opening credits and played in the score
Conducted by Alfred Newman onscreen at the end
Performed by The Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra
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9 December 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is great. I don't care what people say about it, you can't deny that it is very entertaining! I really don't know what goes through peoples minds when they say Betty Grable wasn't good in this movie, or was too old for the part. I can't imagine the story without her to make it what it is. I personally thought she looked the same age as her co-stars, and not a bit older.

Lauren Bacall was perfect for her role, and as always, so was Marilyn Monroe as another dumb blonde character. But I hate when most people think that just because she portrayed a ditzy girl, that it means she was like that in real life too - SHE WASN'T! Marilyn Monroe was an intelligent natural dark-brown haired brunette.

Anyway, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE is really good in my opinion, and anyone that is a Monroe, Bacall or Grable fan absolutely MUST see it! I personally am a HUGE Marilyn Monroe fan, and enjoyed this movie as much as her others.

The storyline was great, and it had some very funny moments. I give this movie 9.5/10, losing a half-mark only because of the extreamly prolonged and unnecessary musical feature at the beginning, which makes you lose interest and want to fast forward 5 minutes worth of inactive classical music. An overall fabulous movie.

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