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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this anymore!
Grable, Monroe and Bacall in one film? Hollywood couldn't afford to do that these days. But in this piece of CinemaScope history, you can lose yourself in this expensively mounted comedy of three models in search of millionaire husbands in New York. Bacall is the brains of the trio, renting a plush Sutton Place appartment as a trap to lure wealthy suitors. Monroe is a...
Published on 18 Mar 2000 by Tom McGee

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3.0 out of 5 stars Creamy
This film is about 3 girls with stupid names. Schatze (Lauren Bacall), Pola (Marilyn Monroe) and Loco (Betty Grable) rent a New York apartment with the aim of attracting millionaire husbands.

The cast is fine in this film with Bacall taking on the role of "leader" of the girls. She is the brains and has the great idea of selling the furniture in the flat to...
Published on 12 Feb 2011 by Alex da Silva


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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this anymore!, 18 Mar 2000
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Tom McGee (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
Grable, Monroe and Bacall in one film? Hollywood couldn't afford to do that these days. But in this piece of CinemaScope history, you can lose yourself in this expensively mounted comedy of three models in search of millionaire husbands in New York. Bacall is the brains of the trio, renting a plush Sutton Place appartment as a trap to lure wealthy suitors. Monroe is a myopic bubblehead who refuses to wear her glasses in the company of men, which causes her to bump into waiters and walls,and ends up on the wrong plane, thus meeting her own "millionaire." Grable as the slightly overaged model has some great lines (and her legs still fabulous) as she goes off to Maine and find loves in penniless Rory Calhoun. Great fun - great girls - and great leading me in Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, and David Wayne. Also great is the fact that Amazon.co.uk are now stocking these classics in the Pal System, which makes it easier for European fans to purchase. Well done.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Sparkling Hollywood Gem Restored!, 14 Nov 2005
This review is from: How To Marry A Millionaire [DVD] (DVD)
"How To Marry A Millionaire" is a typical 20th Century Fox comedy blockbuster of the 1950's. This movie is the very definition of a big, brassy and over-the-top Hollywood of days gone by, and it's all the more fabulous for it. The three leading ladies are wonderful - each providing something different from the other and all of them truly accomplished and talented comedy actresses.
Marilyn Monroe, for my money, steals the show hands down. She is absoloutley adorable in the film and she looks at her most beautiful, too. Many other beautiful women have drifted in and out of film over the years, but in "How To Marry A Millionaire" it should be obvious to anyone that Monroe is the most beautiful of them all, period. She is also puts in the kind of perfected comedy performance nobody else can. Betty Grable is wonderful, and just as hillarious and beautiful. Lauren Bacall leads the way and is pretty much flawless in her portrayal of the money-hunting ladies ring leader. The cinemaphotography is pure 1950's Hollywood and it looks pretty stunning, it has to be said. This was one of the first movies to use 20th Century Fox's Cinemascope format, which was baisically a 1950's version of today's Widescreen technique. This causes the only real problem for me, which is a lack of close-up's. This is something nearly all other Cinemascope pictures fall victim to. The only other possible complaint about the movie is that it's quite slow moving, but then so are nearly all other films from this time so it's perhaps not a very fair criticism.
So, all things considered, "How To Marry A Millionaire" is a very entertaining movie and a must see for fans of Monroe, Grable or Bacall. The script, although dated in places, holds up pretty well and even provides a rather poignant take on Sexual Politics in places. This DVD offers a wonderful restoration of a true Hollywood gem that remains as sparkly and fabulous as it must have been 50 years ago.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 little vixens are we, 10 Oct 2010
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R. Poole "baby boomer" (london uk) - See all my reviews
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ok sexual politics aside, this is fabulous and the comic timing and part of monroe is hysterical.bacall is dry and dressed to the nines.grable is actually toned down from her usual brash self and is all the better for it.This movie is choc full of clothes changes for the leading ladies (well this was the 50's)and visually the whole film is a treat.the male leads (the whole premise of the film) definately play second fiddle here.if ever your down this movie will lift you up in no time, even if there is more depth to be found in the froth of a cappuccino!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 29 July 2005
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R. K. Harvey "harvey_rebecca" (Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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This film is so funny, I've seen it so many times, yet still find myself laughing at the fantastic performances from Monroe, Grable and Bacall. Three lovely ladies make a pact to catch and marry a millionaire and they only need one,because where there's one there's more! However, what they don't expect is to fall in love with men who may not have any money! A Brilliant film that is sure to make you laugh!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Languages & Verdict, 5 Dec 2011
This review is from: How To Marry A Millionaire [DVD] (DVD)
DVD Zone 2

Ratio of the feature film:
2.55:1 (original ratio) - 16/9 encoding

Languages of the feature film:
Dolby 4.0: English
Dolby 2.0: French, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish

Subtitles for the feature film:
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, German, English, German for the Hearing Impaired and English for the Hearing Impaired.

Verdict:
A fantastic comedy of the 50s very well restored in its original glory with its original cinemascope picture (2.55:1), plus an outstanding quadriphonic soundtrack from the original magnetic track. Everything is there to enjoy and have a good evening!

Bonus:
- the original Italian trailer
- the original German trailer
- the American trailer
- a short footage of the premiere of the film with various actors
- a video about the restoration and comparison of the different editions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marilyn's gift to myopic girls, 30 Dec 2009
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Ariadne Tampion (Leicestershire, UK) - See all my reviews
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The reason I love this film so much is because I have a spectacle prescription of -10, and the eternally sexy Marilyn Monroe is playing a girl with eyesight like mine, thereby definitively showing that short-sightedness can indeed go hand in hand with sexiness. It gets even better when the man she attracts tells her that she looks even better with her glasses on than without them because they make her look mysterious!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I recommend it to all fans of Monroe, Grable & Bacall., 19 Aug 2014
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I suppose I am a fan of Marilyn Monroe as a great many people my age are. There are only one or two of her movies I am not fond of but this is not one of them. I have been watching it now and again on DVD. The transfer to Blu-ray is brilliant the picture and sound quality is excellent. The title tells all what the movie is about so I don't need to fill you in, the way they go about it is very funny. The movie is also very pleasing to the eye. I recommend it with pleasure.
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4.0 out of 5 stars romantic comedy, 25 July 2014
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This was the first Cinemascope film to be completed but the second to be released as The Robe was considered to be a bigger box office attraction.This romantic comedy is about three models who set out to trap and marry three millionaires and of course nothing goes to plan.Some good performances from Lauren Bacall ,Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe a nice movie if you like romance and a good Blu-ray transfer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's a classic, 28 July 2013
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Funny, stylish, lots of pretty women having fun trying to catch themselves a rich man... One seems much more concerned with food. I really enjoyed this, it's a perfect Sunday afternoon watch.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Creamy, 12 Feb 2011
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This film is about 3 girls with stupid names. Schatze (Lauren Bacall), Pola (Marilyn Monroe) and Loco (Betty Grable) rent a New York apartment with the aim of attracting millionaire husbands.

The cast is fine in this film with Bacall taking on the role of "leader" of the girls. She is the brains and has the great idea of selling the furniture in the flat to keep the cash coming in. Monroe is funny in her role as a short-sighted bimbo who keeps walking into things and she manages to carry it off in a way that's funny and not irritating. Grable is slightly brash and manages to be focused on snagging a rich guy but constantly getting disappointed. She has a funny moment where she can't recognize a Harry James tune on the radio - Harry James was her real-life husband. Bacall has a moment like this where she mentions that she is crazy about the guy in "The African Queen" - her real-life husband Humphrey Bogart. William Powell is good in his role as "JD Hanley" - sophisticated and world-weary and he allows us to understand that he can always survive a disappointment. I have to say that I didn't care much for Tom Brookman who plays "Cameron" and is a potential suitor for Lauren Bacall. He somehow doesn't quite fit. He seems more of a rebellious John Garfield type that just does his own thing in a not particularly very nice manner.

Unfortunately, the film wasn't as entertaining as I had expected. After a dreary start - we have to listen to an orchestra playing the whole of a repetitive tune for at least 5 minutes, we then cut to a montage of New York locations. The film doesn't actually start until after the first 10 minutes! Once it gets going, the film is watchable, Monroe providing the best moments but somewhere along the way, it loses steam. It is actually a relief to reach the end of the film. Still, it's OK entertainment with William Powell and Marilyn Monroe making things watchable. Check out the peculiar fashions of the day in the totally pointless fashion show sequence.
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