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

CAST

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

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