How to Marry a Millionaire

Monroe, Bacall, and Grable conspire to nab a millionaire husband. They pool their resources and rent an expensive penthouse in an attempt to lure in their likely prey. Powell tries to slip the noose. The glamorous trio bring Johnson's hysterical script (based on The Greeks Had a Word for Them, 1932) to life.

Nunnally Johnson, who wrote and produced the 1953 comedy How to Marry a Millionaire, insisted that Lauren Bacall test for her role to be sure that the sultry actress could play comedy. Bacall played Schatze Page in the film, to great success

Academy Award Nominations: Best Costumes.


Betty Grable as Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe as Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page
David Wayne as Freddie Denmark
Rory Calhoun as Eben Salem
Cameron Mitchell as Tom Brookman
Alexander D'Arcy as J. Stewart Merrill
Fred Clark as Waldo Brewster
William Powell as J.D. Hanley

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    Country: USA
    Studio: TCF
    Year of Release: 1953-11-05
    Duration: 95 minutes
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