How To Marry A Millionaire
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A remake of 1933's The Greeks Had a Word for Them, as well as a retread of 20th Century-Fox's favorite plotline, How to Marry a Millionaire was the first Hollywood comedy to be lensed in Cinemascope. Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe play three models of modest means who rent an expensive Manhattan penthouse apartment and pose as women of wealth. It's all part of a scheme hatched by Bacall to snare rich husbands for herself and her roommates. The near-sighted Monroe is wooed by an international playboy, but ends up settling for the tax-dodging fugitive (David Wayne)… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The stars save this 1953 entry, through fruitful collision if not smooth collaboration."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The substance is still insufficient for the vast spread of screen which CinemaScope throws across the front of the theatre, and the impression it leaves is that of nonsense from a few people in a great big hall."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Classic Hollywood legends sparkle; premise doesn't hold up."
‑ Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
"a comedy about several models trying to land rich husbands, gets by on the talents of the stars,"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"The humor is not only flat but outdated."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A real standout among the other players is William Powell as the elderly Texas rancher who woos, wins and then gives up Bacall."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Fabulously cast and wickedly witty."
‑ Tony Sloman, Radio Times
"Despite some good work from Bacall and Monroe, this comedy ends up feeling flat. How many people want to watch a movie with a bunch of selfish women who want to find a rich husband so they don't ever have to work again? Yeah, I didn't think so."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"Glossy, early widescreen all-star Fox comedy headlining Monroe, Grable, Bacall."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Não envelheceu muito bem, mas continua relativamente divertido."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"[A] feeble little comedy, which hardly needed a wide screen and which just about gets by on star power."
‑ Adrian Turner, Time Out
"The CinemaScope process was well used here, with panoramic shots of Manhattan accompanied by Newman's entire orchestra performing his composition Street Scene in prolog and epilog shots."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, Fox's hugely popular hit was the first comedy to be shot in CinemaScope and the second film ever to use this format."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Perhaps not a classic film in the truest sense, 'How to Marry a Millionaire' provides an enjoyable escapist experience."
‑ Karen Berk, culturevulture.net
"The film looks great in splendid wide screen, with every advantage taken with the format."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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