How to Marry a Millionaire

  • Film
  • Comedy
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The first film to be shot in CinemaScope (although it was the second to be released) opens with a pre-credit sequence called Street Scene, which was designed to show off the new anamorphic and stereophonic system. Then follows this feeble little comedy, which hardly needed a wide screen and which just about gets by on star power. Filmed immediately after Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, it's basically the same story, with divorcee Bacall and her chums Monroe and Grable turning a New York apartment into a man-trap. It was made solely to boost Monroe's celebrity, and her short-sighted bimbo is the best thing in it. The men - including Calhoun's fur trapper, Powell's oil tycoon, and Wayne's tax evader - are a wan lot and meant to be.

Release details

Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean Negulesco
Screenwriter: Nunnally Johnson
Cast: Marilyn Monroe
Betty Grable
Lauren Bacall
William Powell
Rory Calhoun
David Wayne
Alex D'Arcy
Cameron Mitchell
Fred Clark
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