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How to Marry a Millionaire

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They're three beautiful models, looking for the man and the money of their dreams! Almost broke, they pool their funds to rent a posh Manhattan penthouse in which they plan to lure their victims. But the gold digger's plans suddenly go awry when two of them fall for men who appear to be poor! Trying to stop each other from marrying the wrong guy, Monroe, Grable, Bacall deliver the finest comedic performances of their careers. And they learn that a rich man is actually worthless- unless you're in love with him!

Special Features

  • Movietone News: Premiere With the Stars
  • Original theatrical trailers in English, Italian, German

Product Details

  • Actors: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun
  • Directors: Jean Negulesco
  • Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Dale Eunson, Katherine Albert, Zoe Akins
  • Producers: Nunnally Johnson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 4.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2001
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000059GEH
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,861 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "How to Marry a Millionaire" on IMDb

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By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAME on August 7, 2002
Format: DVD
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE was the first non-musical comedy to be released in the CinemaScope ratio. The film was released in 1953, which proved to be Monroe's breakthrough, watershed year, with the success of MILLIONAIRE, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and NIAGARA cementing her place as one of the top box-office attractions of 1953.
MILLIONAIRE is one of Monroe's most delightful offerings. She plays the visually-challenged Pola, who, along with Chotzi (Lauren Bacall - KEY LARGO, THE BIG SLEEP) and 'Loco' (Betty Grable - MOTHER WORE TIGHTS) rents a Manhattan penthouse in the hopes of snagging rich husbands.
Of course, Fate often hands you things totally unexpected, and soon the girls realise that money can't be a substitute for happiness. There are plenty of pin-sharp observations about the opposite sex, a good 50-odd years before "Sex and the City" decided to make a whole TV show about women in the Big Apple.
Marilyn, Lauren and Betty make a colorful trio, and the CinemaSope picture is indeed a treat to the eyes.
The DVD includes restoration comparisons and trailers. Available separately or as part of the Marilyn Monroe Diamond Collection.
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This movie is half a century old and followed The Robe as the second Cinemascope feature. It's visually beautiful in the DVD widescreen version, evoking the thrill of first seeing Cinemascope in 1953 (which I'm old enough to remember). Though the story and humor are extremely dated and so many of its stars are now dead, the photography and sound are both so breathtakingly clear and beautiful, it makes one realize how advanced the technical side of filmmaking was that long ago. It's amazing how cinematographers of that day were able to adapt so quickly to the much wider screen and take full advantage of its sweep even during scenes filmed in close quarters, such as those on the airliner (which was a propeller plane, by the way). It's true that Lauren Bacall, though lovely in the film, looks much older than the "25" she's supposed to be. (I saw Ms. Bacall in person pitching her bio at a bookstore 45 years later and she looked un-surgically young and beautiful, so go figure.) While the movie is not great in terms of content or performances, it's worthwhile because it's a beautifully restored piece of movie history that recaptures a more innocent (?) age and preserves an important part of the Monroe legend.
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I have only seen this movie on a 16mm film chain or video tape. This fabulous 5.1 blue ray is amazing. Its just
like it must have been in a premium movie theater in 1955 with a magnetic print. Don't even think about
it, STOP NOW AND ORDER IT! You will love this. Even your strange teenagers will appreciate the production
values. This was the first CinemaScope film in the can in 1953, but Fox wanted "The Robe" released first as
a prestige picture. This poor woman had such talent and beauty. But wait! That's not all. If you order your
copy RIGHT NOW, you will have this as an heirloom to leave to your rotten kids in fifty years. There are only
a few copies available. One of them is for you. Just do it!
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Format: VHS Tape
Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe star in a Broadway play adaptation, as three New York models who together rent a Sutton Place apartment in order to attract rich husbands. Their plan appears to go awry when after a few months they are forced to sell the furniture in the lavishly appointed pad for living expenses.

The girls fortunes appear to turn when Bacall meets elderly Texas cattle baron J.D. Hanley played by the debonair William Powell. Grable gets lured to Maine by wealthy but married Fred Clark but winds up falling for and marrying penniless forest ranger Rory Calhoun. The visually challenged but super sexy Monroe winds up on the wrong plane when going to meet her prospective beau in Atlantic City. She winds up enamored with and marrying tax cheat and previous owner of their apartment David Wayne, who is equally blind.

Throughout the film Bacall is pursued by a Tom Brookman played by Cameron Mitchell. She dismisses him as being a poor gas station attendant. Bacall and Powell are all set to be married but at the last moment she can't go through with it. Mitchell, who Bacall really cares for, stands in for Powell and marries her. They are all shocked when they learn that Mitchell is actually worth 200 million.

The gals have their plans dashed but wind up marrying for the right reason...........LOVE.
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The quality of the Blu-Ray is excellant. You notice the beautiful colors though not as vibrant as the Diamonds are a Girls best friend Blu-Ray. This is an excellant movie. Becall is the star in this movie even though Monroe steals several scenes. In this movie you can see the transition from Blonde Bombshell Betty Grable to the younger Monroe, I think it's evolution. Overall the film is witty and funny. Enjoyable if you are a fan on the classics and Monroe.
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This is a pretty good movie with three lovely ladies. This was filmed in Technicolor & Cinemascope. Also it is in the 2:55:1 Aspect Ratio which I'm glad to see rather than the traditional 1:85:1. This way you see more of the movie. I like that. I'm tired of all the chopped up movies. The color is rather nice as it is in Technicolor. Nothing better than this. The Blu-Ray is quite nice if I may say so, especially the outdoor scenes I thought. You only get Featurettes for Special Features. Kinda of chinzy if you ask me. Overall I am happy I got this movie. It is definitely better than the dvd. I had no problems with the audio either, although I listen with external speakers through an old stereo system. No Digital.
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