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.


Erika said...

I LOVE that final scene in the diner!

Millie Motts said...

Answer: Lauren Bacall was married to Humphrey Bogart - that old fellow what's-his-name in the African Queen.