how to marry a millionaire
the year: 1953
the genre: comedy
the cast: Lauren Bacall (Schatze Page); Betty Grable (Loco Dempsey); Marilyn Monroe (Pola Debevoise); William Powell (J.D. Hanley); David Wayne (Freddie Denmark); Cameron Mitchell (Tom Brookman); Rory Calhoun (Eben); Fred Clark (Waldo Brewster)
the plot: Three New York models move into a Manhattan penthouse apartment and set out to find eligible millionaire bachelors to marry. Do they choose love or money?
count: the acreage of trees that "belong to" Eben.
don’t miss: my favorite scene: “Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses.”
check out: the poetic justice for Mr. Brewster.
listen for: “We'd better put a check on that one. Nobody's mother lives in Atlantic City on Saturday.”
extra bonus points: if you know why Schatze’s line “I've always liked older men... Look at that old fellow what's-his-name in The African Queen. Absolutely crazy about him.” is so funny.