How to Marry a Millionaire details
|Starring:||Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Cameron Mitchell|
|Directors:||Jean Negulesco, Jean Negulesco|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
How to Marry a Millionaire
|Rental release:||05 Aug 2002|
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The original chick flickBy Silver_chicobo from Lincoln , 15 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]If you're sick and tired of the same old mass produced cinema of today, like I am, I suggest you step back in time to a little bit of class and sophistication with the three legendary actresses that make this film such a pleasure to watch. It is quick witted and funny and not too heavy going like some chick flicks, these girls just get on with it rather than debating for an hour how they're feeling. For an old film (52 years old) it has a surprising amount of twists in the plot and although we are nowadays more educated in our movie watching lets not forget that when this was made this film would have been in a league of its own. Granted it's three beautiful women looking gorgeous throughout the film (even with glasses) but if I want gritty and hard hitting I'll watch a drama; if I want light-hearted fun, frollicks and high jinx I'll choose this film everytime. Films like this never date, they should be appreciated in their own right.
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Pretty dated light comedyBy Ferry41 (229 reviews) from Oxford , 11 Jun 2013Marilyn Monroe,, Laruen Bacall and Betty Grable have all made better films than this. It's a throwaway feel-good comedy where love triumphs all. Very dated with scheming gold-diggers out for cash. Mildly diverting.
great family funBy denis007 (167 reviews) , 01 Dec 2012Three girls who want to get married to live in a certain lifestyle. Hilarious! They did not all get what they want, except maybe love. Money is not everything as we learn but the girls were all so charming. Truly a classic. Even my daughter loved it. That says something!
A really good film that teams up 3 iconic female leads in a sizzling ccomedyBy roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 15 Oct 2012Even with this classic film , I notice the moronic phrase 'chickflick' used.........struth !
The fabulous Marilyn can rarely do wrong on screen in my opinion. Though I think she was often mediocre in more serious roles, I think she was a first-rate comedienne, whose talents were not utilised enough. She is a superstar ---when the word is much overused today to describe the most mundane actors.
She lit up the screen and was a joy not only to watch as the sexiest woman around but also as a great screen presence and talented comedy actress.
This is an unusual film. It stars 3 of Hollywoods most glamourous ladies, including Lauren Bacall who was almost regarded as Hollywood royalty but who made few films in this era ( in fact, this is about the only movie I can think of offhand when she put aside her agreement not to make films while married to Bogey). The trio work well together and are interesting to watch. We have the new up-and-coming sexy star ( Marilyn), the previous sex queen of the War years ( Grable); and the sophisticated, elegant and very beautiful Bacall. One wonders what an intelligent and articulate woman like Bacall made of MM -----I've never heard her talk of the encounter-----I'd love to know.
The 3 stars cannot help but succeed , whatever the storyline. But the script is witty and clever, the direction is just right, the plot is funny and non-pretentious. In short, this film is GOOD.
It misses the extra star-rating of 'Some Like It Hot' but it is nevertheless a shining example of Hollywood doing what it does best : giving audiences glamour, colour, star names, fun and entertainment.
Well worth watching time and time again.
Family entertainmentBy a customer , 25 Jan 2012Great fun, this film is a nice relaxing film for all the family. Even my 16 year old daughter enjoyed it.
8:0By lanc (21 reviews) from London , 03 May 2009This film forever. I would always keep seing film like that
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