How To Marry A Millionaire' DVD, Marilyn Monroe (1953), New & Sealed
There's no question that there are some silly and implausible moments in 'How to Marry a Millionaire', but there's also little question that it is good fun and very enjoyable to watch. Most of the cast give good performances, and they and their characters fit together well. The situations and predicaments in which they find themselves are often farfetched, but are usually creative and amusing in themselves.
Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Monroe, and Betty Grable might seem like an unusual combination, but they really fit together nicely and make an entertaining trio. By not taking themselves or their characters too seriously, their performances make everything else work. Their three characters are also given enough idiosyncrasies to make each of them interesting, while not stretching things too far. Aside from William Powell's character, the male cast members generally have easier roles, but they also perform well. Powell has a little more to do than the others, and of course he handles his role with his usual aplomb and charisma.
The combination is no artistic masterpiece, but it was not meant to be. It's very enjoyable, and in its way it was also put together well enough.
Director: Jean Negulesco
Betty Grable .... Loco Dempsey
Marilyn Monroe .... Pola Debevoise
Lauren Bacall .... Schatze Page
David Wayne .... Freddie Denmark
Rory Calhoun .... Eben
Cameron Mitchell .... Tom Brookman
Alexander D'Arcy .... J. Stewart Merrill (as Alex D'Arcy)
Fred Clark .... Waldo Brewster
William Powell .... J.D. Hanley
George Dunn .... Mike
Percy Helton .... Mr. Benton
Robert Adler .... Cab Driver
Harry Carter .... Elevator Operator
Tudor Owen .... Furniture Buyer
Maurice Marsac .... Mr. Antoine
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC format
Video: 16:9 Widescreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC 3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English / Chinese / Korean / Thai / (All Removable)
Runtime: 95 mins.