How to Marry a Millionaire teamed Marilyn Monroe with Lauren Bacall and the great Betty Grable as three gorgeous gold diggers with a playgirl penthouse and a plan to trap three millionaires to pay the rent.
Grable is the funniest of the ladies as she pursues skittish Fred Clark to a ski lodge in Maine, naively thinking she’s on her way to an Elks convention.
Bacall, as the caustic “brain” who plunges after William Powell, is a bit too cold and biting for her own good.
But Marilyn, as a near-sighted confection constantly walking into walls without her glasses, has the spirit of farce perfectly in focus. Not much substance, but lots of style.
J. Stewart Merrill
Mike, the elevator man