How to Marry a Millionaire

Synopsis: Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment with a plan....tired of cheap men and a lack of money, they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters - and even when they can, is the money really worth it?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jean Negulesco
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

New York, New York

You high and mighty, bright and shiny

fabulous place, New York

New York, New York

You busy, dizzy, razzle-dazzle

scandalous place, New York

Guys with easy money

tryin' to blow it

Dolls with hidden talent

dyin' to show it

Take off for Broadway

by taxi, by subway

And land on the town

A merry-go-round

New York, New York

Where millionaires and Cinderellas

rendezvous at the Stork

In Central Park romantic babies

and their fellas rendezvous in the dark

Crazy city with its hat

on the steeple

Noisy city with

its millions of people

Doorway to glory

and fortune and fame

You'll never get your fill of it

never forget the thrill of it

Glorious, glamorous


New York

Oh, is Mr. Benton here yet,

the agent for the apartments?

Oh, yes. He's in there

waiting for you now.

Thank you.

Oh, good morning, Mrs. Page.

I do hope I haven't

kept you waiting too long.

Not in the least. I'm afraid I have

a little disappointment for you, though.

You won't be able to meet Mr. Denmark.

He flew to Europe this morning.

Oh, dear, I am disappointed.

Wasn't that awfully sudden?

Oh very. You know how those income tax

people are when you skip a whole year.

And the result, of course, is that

a longer lease is now possible.

Open, if you don't mind.

Hmm? Oh, oh, certainly.


How long a lease? Not that it matters

if he's to insist on a thousand a month.

That's what I wanted to

see him about, personally.

Oh, he won't be needing

the place for years now.

I hear Mr. Whiskers really

blew his top this time.

You mean he can't come back

to this country?

It would be I understand

the very height of folly.

Oh, I see. Well, it throws

an entirely different light.

Where's that lease?

Well, I'm afraid

I haven't got it with me.

Oh, never mind.

You can mail it to me.

This is for two months,

the first and the last.

- That's the deal, isn't it?

- That's correct.

How soon would you like

to take possession?

Oh, anything wrong

with right now?

Nothing at all. It's a little unusual,

of course, but, uh...

Thank you so much, Mr. Benton.

You've been awfully kind.

Oh, thank you, Mrs. Page.

It's a genuine pleasure to do business

with a woman of such decision.

- We in the real estate game...

- Bye now.

Oh, yes, of course. Well.

Oh, I almost forgot.

How long shall I make the lease for?

Oh, a year will be quite enough.

Thank you.

But don't you think

you oughta have it...

- Yes?

- Bingo.

I'll be right over.

- To the left.

- Thanks.

All right, put'em on.

No men here yet.

You certainly got here in a hurry.

Did you take a taxi?

No, I didn't have

enough money for a taxi

I had the Chrysler people demonstrate

that new showboat for me again.

- The one with the gold trim?

- Was it gold?

I didn't want to put on my specs

with the driver there, you know.

The one they sent for me

had gold trim.


Smooth, huh?

Creamy. Are we really in?

- Built in.

- 'll call Loco.

Loco who?

You know, that girl

I was telling you about from Jersey.

You didn't tell me

her name was "Loco."

It isn't. That's what the other models

call her. It means crazy, you know?

That's what I know.

- Hello?

- Bingo!

- Hold that for a minute.

- Just a minute, Loke.

I can't shack up with a dame I haven't

even met, and she's crazy too.

You don't have to. All I'm going to

ask her is to come up here.

If you don't like her,

that's the end of it.

- s she class?

- s she. Didn't I tell you?

She's been on the cover of

Harper's Bazaar three times already.

And she knows

how to handle it?

- Well, let's see if she does. Loke?

- Yes?

- How much money you got?

- 've got a quarter.

That's wonderful. Stop in on your way

up here and pick up lunch for us.

- How many?

- Three.

Okay. Just as soon

as I get something on.

There's a fine contribution to a million

dollar proposition, one whole quarter.

Maybe, but she's awful

clever with a quarter.

I just don't know how I'll ever

be able to thank you enough.

I'm still so embarrassed.

You have no reason to be. Anybody can

forget their money. I've done it myself.

I know, but...

Oh, hi, honey.

- Come on in.

- Come in.

This is a gentleman I met

at the cold cuts counter.

- What did you say your name was?

- Tom Brookman.

B- R-O-O-K-M-A-N.


Well, this is my friend,

Miss Pola Debevoise.

- How do you do?

- Oh, and this is Miss Page, isn't it?

- Mrs. Page.

- How do you do? t was very funny.

I was ordering some pastrami

and potato salad,

and I heard Miss Dempsey explaining

she only had a quarter...

You can just set that down.

We'll take it from here.

Oh, wouldn't you like me

to put them in the kitchen?

No, I don't think you'd better.

The cook's not dressed.

- Oh, really?

- Thank you very much.

Some other day.

Give us a ring next week.

- don't know your number.

- That's all right. It's in the book.

Thank you very much,

Mr. Brookman.

- But I don't know your first name.

- He was really very nice.

I thought he might

have lunch with us.

Look, the first rule of this proposition

is that gentleman callers

have got to wear a necktie.

I don't want to be snobbish,

but if we begin with characters like that,

we might just as well

throw in the towel right now

Thanks, Mick.

Keep the change.

- How do, Mr. Brookman?

- Hiya, Pete.

The next thing to remember is

a gentleman you meet among cold cuts

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Nunnally Johnson

Nunnally Hunter Johnson was an American filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed motion pictures. more…

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