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How to Marry A Millionaire

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Marry A Millionaire
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Three New York models, Schatze, Pola, and Loco sublet a luxury penthouse apartment with a plan: they are tired of cheap men and a lack of money, so they'll use all their talents to trap and marry millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters. Recent divorcee Schatze meets real-estate mogul Tom, but thinks he looks like a gas station attendant. Loco gets involved with a married man, but falls for forest ranger Eben. Blind as a bat Pola refuses to wear her glasses, and thus winds up on the wrong plane, but meets Freddie--who actually owns the penthouse they're renting! So which is better: to marry for love or money?
Title: How to marry a millionaire
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2001]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Italian theatrical trailer (3 min.); German theatrical trailer (3 min.); Restoration comparison [text and video feature] (3 min.); Movietone news: "How to Marry a Millionaire" in CinemaScope (b&w) (1 min.); Diamond collection [previews] (10 min.).
Based on plays by Zoe Akins and Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert.
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 4.0 surround, stereo, or mono; anamorphic widescreen presentation, preserving the 2.55:1 aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition.
Summary: Three New York models, Schatze, Pola, and Loco sublet a luxury penthouse apartment with a plan: they are tired of cheap men and a lack of money, so they'll use all their talents to trap and marry millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters. Recent divorcee Schatze meets real-estate mogul Tom, but thinks he looks like a gas station attendant. Loco gets involved with a married man, but falls for forest ranger Eben. Blind as a bat Pola refuses to wear her glasses, and thus winds up on the wrong plane, but meets Freddie--who actually owns the penthouse they're renting! So which is better: to marry for love or money?
Audience: Not rated by the MPAA Canadian Home Video Rating G.
Statement of Responsibility: Twentieth Century Fox presents a CinemaScope production ; screen play by Nunnally Johnson ; produced by Nunnally Johnson ; directed by Jean Negulesco
Credits: Director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; editor, Louis Loeffler ; art direction, Lyle Wheeler, Leland Fuller ; musical direction, Alfred Newman ; incidental music, Cyril Mockridge ; "Street Scene" composed and conducted by Alfred Newman ; costumes designed by Travilla.
Performers: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell, Alex D'Arcy, Fred Clark, William Powell.
Event: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1953.
Other Language: In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: New York (N.Y.) Drama. Man-woman relationships Drama. Women Conduct of life Drama.
Genre/Form: Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Women
Publisher No: 2001427
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Feb 12, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A fun, frivolous 1950s comedy about three women trying to land rich husbands. It's awfully silly, but the Technicolor pops on blu-ray and the performances from Monroe (playing a glasses-adverse nearsighted character), Bacall and the always dapper William Powell are good. Pin-up girl Betty Grable is less enjoyable. A better director like Billy Wilder or George Cukor could've given it more wit and fizz. Nunnally Johnson, who produced and wrote the screenplay, also wrote "The Grapes of Wrath." That would be not be a very good double feature. The extras on this disc are minimal.

Dec 20, 2013
  • PatrickLongworth1969 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found this film to be quite enjoyable, especially Marilyn's turn as a woman who is ashamed to wear her glasses.

Jun 16, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This contrived and completely unfunny 1950s comedy about 3 NYC fashion models conniving and gold-digging was one of the worst Chick Flicks that I've seen in a long time._____ Put plain and simple, this film's storyline stank. Being neither cute nor coy, it would have been bad enough having to endure one calculating minx plotting to snag herself a millionaire husband, but this nonsense multiplied by 3 was in such bad taste that it made the film almost unbearable to sit through._____ With one limp joke and stupid situation after another, this film was so desperate to generate some much-needed laughs (to mask the story's god-awful treachery) that it had Marilyn Monroe's near-sighted character (who refused to wear her glasses in public) walk into walls. This tired bit of slapstick comedy quickly wore out its novelty after being used just once too often._____ Lauren Bacall's character, as the castrating witch behind the whole "let's marry millionaires" scheme, was absolutely hideous.

Dec 17, 2012
  • ychsing rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Bad disc..."Error" on my DVD machine.

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Romantic comedy of three fashion models out to snare rich husbands. In the end love prevails over schemes as they all find happiness, and one does end up with a millionaire.
Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, David Wayne. .

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Aug 20, 2009
  • DanniOcean rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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