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How to Marry a Millionaire (5-Nov-1953)

Director: Jean Negulesco

Writer: Nunnally Johnson

From a play by: ZoŽ Akins; Dale Eunson; Katherine Albert

Producer: Nunnally Johnson

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, New York

Three Manhattan roommates with the unlikely names of Loco, Pola, and Schatze, all short of money, set out to find wealthy bachelors to marry. Their true dilemma is: chase money, or chase love? They have mixed results. Betty Grable looks much too old for her role. First production to be filmed in CinemaScope; best viewed in wide screen format. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lauren Bacall
16-Sep-1924 12-Aug-2014 Key Largo
Rory Calhoun
8-Aug-1922 28-Apr-1999 Auto thief turned actor
Fred Clark
19-Mar-1914 5-Dec-1968 A Place in the Sun
Betty Grable
18-Dec-1916 2-Jul-1973 The Girl With the Million Dollar Legs
Cameron Mitchell
4-Nov-1918 6-Jul-1994 The High Chaparral
Marilyn Monroe
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
David Wayne
30-Jan-1914 9-Feb-1995 The Andromeda Strain


Betty Grable   ...   Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe   ...   Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall   ...   Schatze Page
David Wayne   ...   Freddie Denmark
Rory Calhoun   ...   Eben
Cameron Mitchell   ...   Tom Brookman
Alex D'Arcy   ...   J. Stewart Merrill
Fred Clark   ...   Waldo Brewster
William Powell   ...   J. D. Hanley


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