How to Marry a Millionaire

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Overview

One of Marilyn Monroe's most beloved comedies, How to Marry a Millionaire gets a fine home video release on this DVD. The disc offers a sparkling, widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 4.0 and Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a Movietone newsreel about the ...
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Overview

One of Marilyn Monroe's most beloved comedies, How to Marry a Millionaire gets a fine home video release on this DVD. The disc offers a sparkling, widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 4.0 and Dolby Digital Stereo, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a Movietone newsreel about the film, and a trio of trailers (one in Italian and another in German). This disc will please Monroe enthusiasts.
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Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 2.55:1]; English 4.0 surround; English stereo; French mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; Theatrical trailer; Italian theatrical trailer; German Theatrical trailer; Movietone newsreel: "How to Marry a Millionaire in Cinemascope"
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
This tasty little souffle of a movie remains palatable throughout because of the alternately sweet and tart comic styles of the Bacall/Grable/Monroe triumvirate. All three stars play very much to type, but it's all harmless fun -- and gorgeous to look at thanks to painter-turned-director Jean Negulesco's sumptuous way with the nascent widescreen format. Negulesco, cinematographer Joe MacDonald and set designers Stuart A. Reiss and Walter Scott concoct a gorgeously gaudy Manhattan full of elegant fashion shows, cavernous loft apartments and comfy greasy spoons. As for the three beautifully decked-out babes, no surprises: Bacall's the cynic, Monroe's the ditz and Grable's the girl who learns she's a softie in spite of herself. Their various romantic and financial entanglements are the stuff of which silly Broadway musicals are made. But, sans songs, How to Marry a Millionaire is all about snappy dialogue, clever physical comedy, fantastic costumes and gorgeous scenery. But the time wedding bells ring during the final reel, the overly familiar material starts to wear thin. But for those who can check their feminist impulses at the door, the film remains a breezy pleasure even a half-century later.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/29/2001
  • UPC: 024543014287
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,924

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Betty Grable Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe Pola Debevoise
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
Percy Helton Benton
Robert Adler Cab Driver
Harry Carter Elevator Operator
Tudor Owen Mr. Otis
Maurice Marsac Antoine
Emmett Vogan Man at Bridge
Hermine Sterler Madame
Rankin Mansfield Bennett
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
Beryl McCutcheon Model
James F. Stone Doorman
Tom Martin Doorman
Benny Burt Reporter
Eve Finnell Stewardess
Richard Shackleton Bell Boy
Technical Credits
Jean Negulesco Director
Alfred Bruzlin Sound/Sound Designer
Leland Fuller Art Director
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Nunnally Johnson Producer, Screenwriter
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Loeffler Editor
Joe MacDonald Cinematographer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Newman Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Sr. Makeup
Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration/Design
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
William Travilla Costumes/Costume Designer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director
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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Selection
1. Street Scene [:14]
2. Main Titles [5:32]
3. Women Of Decision [:08]
4. The Marriage Plan [1:16]
5. Three Months Later [5:32]
6. Tables For Two [1:25]
7. The Powder Room [4:23]
8. Rich Dreams [:26]
9. A Fashion Show [4:57]
10. Brewster's Lodge [1:30]
11. Denmark's Return [4:01]
12. The Future Mrs. Blinky [2:13]
13. Measles In Maine [:50]
14. One More Try [1:05]
15. Blind As A Bat [5:24]
16. A Man Without Trees [:35]
17. Back To New York [7:07]
18. The Fifty Millionth Car [6:08]
19. Money Isn't Everything [:58]
20. A Change Of Mind [1:58]
21. Wedding Day [4:10]
22. A Change Of Heart [2:35]
23. A Delayed Decision [6:53]
24. The Bride's New Bankroll [2:26]
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Menu

Side #1
   Play Movie
   Extra Features
      Theatrical Trailer
      Italian Theatrical Trailer
      German Theatrical Trailer
      Restoration Comparison
      Movietone News: How To Marry A Millionaire In Cinemascope
      Diamond Collection
         Marilyn Monroe: The Diamond Collection
         Bus Stop
         Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
         There's No Business Like Show Business
         The Seven Year Itch
   Language Selection
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    Love it!

    I purchased this movie to add to my collection of old movies. This movie is by far one of my favorites. The three women in search to find sugar daddies but learn in the end its about love not money that brings true happiness. Lauren Bacall was amazing in this movie. Great movie, great cast and I definitely recommend to add to your collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A .Solo

    Great actors,and one of the best movies out there!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    No other word for this but...

    Cute.<BR/>Cute, cute, cute.<BR/><BR/>I really like this film. I think all three women are adorable and they do a great job of being different enough to complement each other, but it's still believable that they'd be friends. The major downside to the movie is the stupid grumpy married guy Betty tries to snatch. He's just so annoying. But enough about him; this is a really good comedic role for Marilyn and Betty, and you just end up falling in love with Lauren Bacall. I mean, who wouldn't anyway, but she just seems so lovable in this film. She's not trying to be sultry (which she's also good at) so her sweetness shines through, even though it's her golddigging idea and she tries so hard to not let love get in the way of the quality of life she deserves.<BR/><BR/>Best viewed with some kind of float. Root beer, Coke, cherry soda, whatever. Something yummy and fizzy topped with ice cream.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic

    This is not a Marylin Monroe feature. It's Lauren Bacall's time to shine and she shines very bright. So bright in fact Lauren get's the millionaire and she does it in a delightful nonpretentious way. Lauren Bacall Betty Grable and Marylin Monroe should all be on the cover of this DVD. The movie worked because they all worked together.

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