How to Marry a Millionaire

How to Marry a Millionaire
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJean Negulesco
Produced byNunnally Johnson
Screenplay byNunnally Johnson
Based onThe Greeks Had a Word for It
by Zoe Akins
Loco
by Dale Eunson
Katherine Albert
StarringMarilyn Monroe
Betty Grable
Lauren Bacall
William Powell
Music byCyril J. Mockridge (composer)
Alfred Newman (direction)
CinematographyJoseph MacDonald
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Production
company
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 5, 1953 (1953-11-05) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$1.9 million[1]
Box office$8 million[2]

How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and written and produced by Nunnally Johnson. The screenplay was based on the plays The Greeks Had a Word for It (1930) by Zoe Akins and Loco (1946) by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert.

The film stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Lauren Bacall as three gold diggers, along with William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, and Cameron Mitchell as their wealthy marks. Although Grable received top billing in the screen credits, Monroe's name was listed first in all advertising, including the trailer.

Made by 20th Century Fox, How to Marry a Millionaire was the studio's first film to be shot in the new CinemaScope wide-screen sound process, although it was the second CinemaScope film released by Fox after the biblical epic film The Robe (also 1953).

How to Marry a Millionaire was the first 1960s color and CinemaScope film ever to be shown on prime-time network television, though panned-and-scanned, when it was presented as the first film on NBC Saturday Night at the Movies on September 23, 1961.[3]

The soundtrack to How to Marry a Millionaire was released on CD by Film Score Monthly on March 15, 2001.

  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey (2002). Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series. 20. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 248. ISBN 9780810842441. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  2. ^ Solomon, Aubrey (2002). Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History. The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series. 20. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press. p. 89. ISBN 9780810842441. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Gomery, Douglas; Pafort-Overduin, Clara (2011). Movie History: A Survey: Second Edition (2 ed.). Taylor & Francis. p. 246. ISBN 1-136-83525-3.

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