Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment 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 it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters - and even when they can, is the money really worth it?Written by
Col Needham <email@example.com>
CinemaScope's amazing Anamorphic Lens engulfs you in the glitter and glamour of Manhattan penthouses, fabulous fashion shows, Maine's ski slopes...On the Miracle Mirror Screen...in the wonder of Stereophonic Sound! See more »
Writer and humorist Dorothy Parker's famous quip that "men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses" was purposely bobbled by screenwriter (and producer) Nunnally Johnson for Marilyn Monroe's character Pola to assert to David Wayne (as Freddie) that "you know, men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses." See more »
The fur wrap that Pola picks up from the bed at the wedding party and drops on the floor is back on to the bed while she and Schatzie are talking. See more »
Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband.
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I Know Why (and So Do You)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the piano before the wedding See more »
'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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