How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)


Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB

USA, 1953.  Twentieth Century Fox.  Screenplay by , based on the plays by , , .  Cinematography by . Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  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 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.

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