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
Color or b/w:
Lauren BacallSchatze Page
David WayneFreddie Denmark
Cameron MitchellTom Brookman
Alex D'ArcyJ. Stewart Merrill
Fred ClarkWaldo Brewster
William PowellJ.D. Hanley
George DunnMike, the Elevator Man
Harry CarterElevator Operator
Robert AdlerCab Driver
Tudor OwenMr. Otis
Emmett VoganMan at Bridge
Ralph ReidJewelry Salesman
Van Des AutelsBest Man
Ivan TriesaultCaptain of Waiters
Hope LandinMrs. Salem
Tom GreenwayMotorcycle Cop
James F. StoneDoormen
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)
Joseph MacDonald (CinemaScope, Technicolor)
Cyril J. Mockridge
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