CINEMASCOPE CLASSICS – HOW TO MARRY MILLIONAIRE

Rating: G
Length: 95 mins
Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

PRE-SHOW INCLUDES FASCINATING 1950’s CINEMASCOPE PROMOTION SHORTS!

HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE was the first film ever to be photographed in the new CinemaScope wide-screen process, but it was the second CinemaScope film released by Fox, after the biblical epic film THE ROBE.

This 1953 American romantic comedy film was 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 by Zoƫ Akins and Loco by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert.

Twentieth-Century Fox started production on THE ROBE before it began production on How to Marry a Millionaire, although production on the latter was completed first. The studio chose to present THE ROBE as its first CinemaScope production in late September or early October 1953 because it saw this film as being more family-friendly and attracting a larger audience to introduce its widescreen process. Between scenes, the cinematography has some iconic views of New York City.

“The film looks great in splendid CinemaScope, with every advantage taken with the format.” URBAN CINEFILE.
“Fabulously cast and wickedly witty.” RADIO TIMES.

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