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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Loco Dempsey
... Pola Debevoise
... Schatze Page
... Freddie Denmark
... Eben Salem
... Tom Brookman
... J. Stewart Merrill (as Alex D'Arcy)
... Waldo Brewster
... J.D. Hanley
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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 <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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20 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wie angelt man sich einen Millionär  »

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Budget:

$1,870,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1953
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(1939 Reissue) (Western Electric Recording) (Stereo)| (1939 Reissue) (Stereo)

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2.66 : 1
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Trivia

This film was the final box-office bonanza in Betty Grable's 26-year movie career. According to a 1995 biography of her, "The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs," written by Tom McGee, business would be fairly strong for her 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

Schatze Page: You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap. All right so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear.
Loco Dempsey: You mean marry him?
Schatze Page: If you don't marry him, you haven't caught him, he's caught you.
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Version of The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932) See more »

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In the score during Loco's dream
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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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