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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, TravillaNominated
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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Beatrice on Oct 31, 2015 From Flickers in Time

How to Marry a Millionaire Directed by Jean Negulescou Written by Nunally Johnson from a play by Zoe Akins, Dale Eunson, and Katherine Albert 1953/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental Schatze Page: Wealthy men are never old. I thought this was fun. Three fashion... Read full article


Lauren Bacall Birthday Blogathon – How To Marry a Millionaire

By Rhonda0731 on Sep 16, 2015 From Smitten Kitten Vintage

Today is Lauren Bacall’s birthday. She has had a long and prestigious career in film and she is surely missed. One of my favorite films of hers is How To Marry a Millionaire, also starring Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. Of course, this film is great because Marilyn is in it, but Lauren brin... Read full article


Monroe, Bacall, and Grable show you... How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Michaela on Jun 1, 2015 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Happy first day of June! But more importantly, happy birthday to that little-known actress...oh, what was her name? Oh yes, Marilyn Monroe. Like all her fans, I grieve at the "shoulda, coulda, woulda's" of Monroe's life and career, but I'm immensely grateful for what we do have and I will always cel... Read full article


Favorite things about… How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

By Lindsey on Jan 15, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via Pinterest) The favorite film: How to Marry a Millionaire, a 1953 rom-com directed by Jean Negulesco and scripted by Nunnally Johnson. The synopsis: Schatze Page, Loco Dempsey, and Pola Debevoise are three beautiful models living in a New York City penthouse. But make no mistake — th... Read full article


How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

By Christina Stewart on Jun 12, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

What makes How To Marry A Millionaire a thoroughly enjoyable film? Is it because it stars the beautiful Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in Technicolor? Maybe. Could it be that this was 20th Century-Fox?s first CinemaScope film, directed by Jean Negulesco? Perhaps. Or that the sparklin... Read full article


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Schatze Page: The first rule is, gentlemen callers have got to wear a necktie!


Loco Dempsey: You got radio all the way up here?
Eben: Oh, sure. Radio, houses, everything.


Loco Dempsey: Once you get one foot on the ground, you're really quite a jerk, aren't you?


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In one scene the three women are talking to each other about who they would like to marry. Marilyn Monroe's character says she wouldn't mind marring Mr. Cadillac. Lauren Bacall's character replies "No such person, I checked". There was a Mr. Cadillac. He was the French governor of Canada (founded the city of Detroit and in 1710 was named the governor of Louisiana). The Cadillac was named for him and his surname lives on in the form of his descendants.
This is Twentieth Century-Fox's first CinemaScope feature; however it wasn't released until after The Robe.
This was the first film shown on "NBC Saturday Night at the Movies", 23 September 1961, the first television program to exclusively broadcast relatively recent theatrical films on US network television, most of them, like this one, in pan/scan versions (there was no television "letterboxing" back then). The idea proved so successful that NBC soon followed it up with another series with the identical format, "Monday Night at the Movies", and it wasn't long before the format was taken up by both CBS and ABC.
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