How to Marry a Millionaire
In this classic comedy, three New York models (Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall) set up an apartment with a mission: They plan to use their looks, charm and talent to catch and marry a trio of millionaires. The gold-digging dames' outrageous man-hunting scheme does attract wealthy candidates, but, love and money don't appear to coexist; all three women must choose between the extremes.
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- Jean Negulesco
- 1955 BAFTA®
- Best Film nominee
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
- 1954 Academy Award®
- Best Costume Design Color nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.55:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 4.0, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; Italian & German theatrical trailers; "How to Marry a Millionaire in Cinemascope" Movietone newsreel.
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Common Sense Note
The only objectionable content in How to Marry a Millionaire is the premise, which is that the best thing a woman can do with her life is marry into money. It's a good opportunity to start a discussion about when in the past that was true (if ever), how things have changed, and whether more change is still needed. It's also a good opportunity to talk about how smoking in movies has changed over the years, what kind of influence it may have had on audiences, and how and why attitudes about smoking have changed. Otherwise, two or three brief kisses are shown, and there's a fair amount of social drinking.
- Sexual Content
- Two or three brief kisses are shown.
- Not applicable
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- A character says early on that "marriage is the biggest thing you can do in your life." This premise is never disputed, nor is any alternative contemplated. It's no surprise that the main message from a Hollywood romance movie of this era is to follow your heart. As much as the woman thinks happiness in marriage requires using your head, she knows she won't truly be happy unless she's really in love with the man she marries.
- Steinbock beer, Cadillac, Texaco, and Chrysler are mentioned once each, and a TWA airplane is shown.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- As was typical of the era, the characters are shown drinking (champagne, rum, and beer) in social situations and smoking cigarettes and cigars frequently. Within the movie it's pretty matter of fact, but it's glamorized a bit by the mere fact that everyone looks good doing it.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it