“How To Marry A Millionaire” [1953, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall] #50FromThe50s

"How To Marry A Millionaire" {1953} starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable #50fromthe50s

“How To Marry A Millionaire” {1953} stars Marilyn Monrie, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall as three single gals looking for love. And not just any love, mind you. They rent an apartment in New York with one goal in mind: to marry and marry rich.

“How To Marry A Millionaire”

In “How To Marry A Millionaire,” Monroe, Bacall and Grable play models looking to land rich husbands. Marilyn Monroe plays her typical character that she was generally cast in, a dumb blonde. However, she plays it well and I still found her very likable. She has a vision problem but refuses to wear her glasses because she is really self conscious and feels that no one will be attracted to her with them on. Because of this, she is constantly running into things, making the movie pretty funny.

"How To Marry A Millionaire" {1953} starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable #50fromthe50s

Bacall and Grable each play more serious and tougher type women. They know what they want and they have no problem saying it. It’s funny, because the women are obvious gold diggers but the dumb men still swarm all over them. Grable was especially funny in a scene where she learns that a suitor doesn’t own all the land that she mistakenly assumed he did. The look of surprise and disgust on her face was great. It’s nice to see a gold digger get what’s NOT coming to her ever once in a while.

“I ain’t saying she’s a gold digger…” Yeah, I know. Kanye and Jamie called. They want their song back.

"How To Marry A Millionaire" {1953} starring Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable #50fromthe50s

What Did We Think Of “How To Marry A Millionaire?”

Amber and I watched it together and we both liked it. It’s funny how people assume they know what they want, but when they finally get what they want in the end, it is something totally different than what they originally set out for. It’s a really cute movie and, though guys might not be impressed, I highly recommend it for a girl’s night.

Have You Seen “How To Marry A Millionaire?” If So, What Did You Think?

Check Out The Rest Of Our #50FromThe50s Movie Suggestions

1. North By Northwest [1959, Cary Grant]

2. Rebel Without A Cause [1955, James Dean & Natalie Wood]

3. How To Marry A Millionaire [1953, Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall]

4. The Ten Commandments [1956, Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner]

5. Love In The Afternoon [1957, Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper]

6. An Affair To Remember [1957, Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr]

About Dawn McAlexander

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  1. No I haven’t seen the movie but with a leading lady line up like this it is certainly on my Classic Movies to watc list now.
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  2. I remember this movie! I need to watch it again soon!
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  3. I so remember this movie too! A classic!

  4. I haven’t seen it – but it looks like one of those classic must-see type of movies. Definitely one to watch with the girls.
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  5. I am not necessarily a fan of Marilyn Monroe, but I do love her movies! This one especially is very funny and like you said, her physical comedy is a bit of a different role for her but well acted. Thank yo for making me remember this movie – I would LOVE to see it again.
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  6. Never heard of it or seen it. I just realized I have never seen any of Marilyn Monroe’s movies!
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  7. I have to make it a point to see this movie. I’ve seen bits and pieces of the movie, but never watched it in its entirety.
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  8. Have to say that I don’t recall ever watching one of her movies. Looks like I’m going to have to try one out.

  9. I have never seen this movie, but I would definitely like to. Classic ladies with a very interesting title!!
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  10. There are def some classics films in that era. I love Bachelor and Bobby Socker (Cary Grant) and of course Pillow Talk (Doris Day!!)
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  11. I haven’t seen it but your whole series is making me want to watch an old movie every week this year!

  12. Fantastic! It’s been years since I saw How to Marry a Millionaire. It’s a good oldie!
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  13. I really like this movie. I saw it years ago and loved Marilyn Monroe’s acting in it. Lauren Bacall was also great!
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  14. I have never seen this movie. I would love to go back and watch classic movies.
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  15. I have not even heard of this movie! Guess I need to see it.
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  16. I have not seen this, but hey…who doesn’t want to marry a millionaire?
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  17. Sounds like a fun movie…and you are right, it is fun to see when golddiggers don’t get what they think is coming to them, lol.
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