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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »



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


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

20 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wie angelt man sich einen Millionär  »


Box Office


$1,870,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1953
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

2.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


How To Marry A Millionaire was the fourth highest grossing Hollywood film of 1953. See more »


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


Loco Dempsey: I wouldn't mind marrying a Vanderbilt?
Pola Debevoise: Or Mr. Cadillac.
Schatze Page: No such person. I checked.
Loco Dempsey: Is there a Mr. Texaco?
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Referenced in Confessions of a Window Cleaner (1974) See more »


The Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra's 'Street Scene'
Composed and Conducted by Alfred Newman
Performed by The Twentieth Century-Fox Symphony Orchestra in the prologue
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Bacall steals the movie!
26 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

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!

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