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How To Marry A Millionaire

Jean Negulesco, 1953


After THE ROBE'S appearance as the first CinemaScope production and the great box office response to that Biblical epic, Fox decided to come back on the popular wide screen process with a modern comedy loaded with sex. The dialog by veteran scriptwriter Johnson is spritely and humorous, and Negulesco's direction keeps the antics moving at a brisk pace. It's all frothy and fun. Contrary to gossipy predictions, the two sex goddesses, Grable and Monroe, got along famously. This was Wayne's fourth and last film with Monroe. The CinemaScope process was well used here, with panoramic shots of Manhattan accompanied by Newman's entire orchestra performing his composition "Street Scene" in prolog and epilog shots. The costume design was nominated for an Academy Award. Remake of THE GREEKS HAD A WORD FOR IT.

Academy Award Nomination: Best Costume Design (Color) - Charles LeMaire, Travilla

Genre:
Comedy
Color or b/w:
Color
Production Co(s).:
Fox
Released by:
Fox
Running time:
95
Betty Grable
Loco
Marilyn Monroe
Pola
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
George Dunn
Mike, the Elevator Man
Harry Carter
Elevator Operator
Robert Adler
Cab Driver
Tudor Owen
Mr. Otis
Percy Helton
Benton
Maurice Marsac
Antoine
Emmett Vogan
Man at Bridge
Hermine Sterler
Madame
Abney Mott
Secretary
Rankin Mansfield
Bennett
Ralph Reid
Jewelry Salesman
Jan Arvan
Tony
Ivis Goulding
Maid
Dayton Lummis
Justice
Van Des Autels
Best Man
Eric Wilton
Butler
Ivan Triesault
Captain of Waiters
Herbert Deans
Stewart
Georges Saurel
Emir
Hope Landin
Mrs. Salem
Tom Greenway
Motorcycle Cop
Charlotte Austin
Model
Merry Anders
Model
Ruth Hall
Model
Lida Thomas
Model
Beryl McCutcheon
Model
James F. Stone
Doormen
Tom Martin
Doormen
Eve Finnell
Stewardess
Benny Burt
Reporter
Richard Shackleton
Bellboy

Producer:
Nunnally Johnson
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Writer:
Nunnally Johnson (based on the play "The Greeks Had a Word For It" by Zoe Akins and the play "Loco" by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert)
Cinematographer:
Joseph MacDonald (CinemaScope, Technicolor)
Editor:
Louis Loeffler
Music Director:
Alfred Newman
Cyril J. Mockridge
Art Director:
Lyle Wheeler
Leland Fuller

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