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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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Marilyn Monroe Launches Cinemascope inHow to Marry A Millionaire (1953) ?People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night,? 20th Century-Fox Studio mogul Darryl Zanuck predicted of television. He could not have been more wrong. By 1953, cinema attendance dropped nearly fift... Read full article


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How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

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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

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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


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Quotes from

Schatze Page: Next thing you got to remember is the gentlemen you meet on the cold cuts may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf's.
Loco Dempsey: But he was cute, don't you think?
Schatze Page: Sure he was. But then I never met one of those gas pump jockey that wasn't.
Loco Dempsey: Is that what he is?
Schatze Page: You bet your life he is. I know those guys. I married one once.


[Referring to older men marrying young women]
Schatze Page: Look at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at old fella what's his name in The African Queen.


Schatze Page: You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap. All right so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear.
Loco Dempsey: You mean marry him?
Schatze Page: If you don't marry him, you haven't caught him, he's caught you.


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This film's plot is similar to The Greeks Had a Word for Them, in which 15-year-old Betty Grable showed up briefly as a hatcheck girl, and also to Moon Over Miami, one of Miss Grable's most popular Technicolor vehicles.
Signed to Twentieth Century-Fox since October 35, 1939, Betty Grable informed the studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck during production that she would not commit to the remaining three years of her latest contract. On June 3, 1953, a studio press release announced the official split. Returning only once to Fox, Betty would star in How to Be Very, Very Popular, a vehicle in which Marilyn refused to appear and was replaced by Sheree North. Two unfulfilled proposals to have Miss Grable film again at Fox were the mother role (subsequently played by Ginger Rogers) in Teenage Rebel and then in 1964, another mom part in a project ultimately canceled named "High Heels."
When Betty Grable listens to her then-husband Harry James on the radio in Maine, the song playing is "You'll Never Know," which then becomes the love theme for Miss Grable and Rory Calhoun. The Oscar-winning song of 1943 (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon) had been sung by Alice Faye in two musicals, Hello Frisco, Hello and Four Jills in a Jeep, and then sung by Betty Grable in Diamond Horseshoe, and also sung by Ginger Rogers in Dreamboat.
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