Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.
Personally for me it is Lauren Bacall and William Powell that standout...their witty knowing conversations are a true delight. Mr Powell shows just why he was so highly regarded. He has a magnificent calm and dignified presence beautifully complimented by Mrs Bogart's cool chic.
The film shows all the problems of early CinemaScope of course ...the lack of closeups because of optical distortions that would occur and enough light to sunbake under being necessary on the sets and a sound scheme with the stereophonic image shifting from side to side as characters moves across the screen.
The film is beautifully restored on the DVD with fine colour and sound.
The use of a 1:2.55 ratio means a truly WIDE screen ....which is shown off by the location shots of New York and the girls apartment which seems enormous!
The opening sequence/overture of course was designed to show off both the brand new wide screen and stereo sound. It seems slightly redundant now but is still a fabulous piece of music by Alfred Newman.
So turn the lights down, turn up the stereo and step back to 1953 and watch a consumate piece of entertainment
- Apr 17, 2004