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How to Marry a Millionaire 1953

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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process

Starring:
Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 31 minutes
Starring Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Cameron Mitchell, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Rory Calhoun
Director Jean Negulesco
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 5 August 2002
Main languages English
Dubbing German, Italian, French
Subtitles Dutch, Finnish, Danish, Croatian, French, Czech
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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"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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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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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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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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I watched this film in the hopes that it would teach me the necessary skills to marry a millionaire. Unfortunately, the ladies didn't have much success in their endeavors and my own imitations proved fruitless. Great film for old school movie lovers but definitely not what it says on the tin.
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Light hearted and very funny. From a male point of view it would be lovely to see more women dressed so beautiful like this today. It just goes to show how much times have changed and where has all the female beauty gone?
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This is a definite 'Feel Good' factor film, all three leading ladies complimented each other
exactly what you would expect from such actresses.
Very good film, with a 'Happy Ending' which in my opinion always a winner. - Brilliant
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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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