Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1953. Twentieth Century Fox. Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on the plays by Zoe Akins, Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert. Cinematography by Joseph MacDonald. Produced by Nunnally Johnson. Music by Cyril J. Mockridge. Production Design by Leland Fuller, Lyle R. Wheeler. Costume Design by Travilla. Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler. Academy Awards 1953.
One of the most enjoyable Cinemascope comedies of the fifties and one of Marilyn Monroe‘s funniest films. In this bright and colourful adventure she, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable play three single gals who gamble every penny they’ve got on doing whatever it takes to snag a rich husband. Setting themselves up in a swanky apartment that they can’t afford, they play at society dames until the money men sit up and start to pay attention. Trouble is, true love gets in the way of a person’s monetary ambitions. Monroe’s character is a particularly funny klutz who can’t see a thing without her glasses but doesn’t feel she can snag a spouse with them on.