An entertaining comedy starring three of Hollywood’s biggest stars in Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe; How to Marry a Millionaire is a light-hearted film that succeeds in its aims.


Three young women, fed up of cheap men and being poor; set themselves up in a luxury apartment in the aim to meet a higher class of men, millionaires. This of-course has many complications as the girls struggle to meet men of the class they desire and spurn the few chances they are given.


The film is extremely witty, with the story providing a predictable yet still enjoyable platform for the actresses to do what they do best – be beautiful and capture the audiences interest. The problem is that for all it’s light-heartedness the film has almost no actual jokes. There is not a single moment in the film which stands out as hilarious; nor is there any dialogue that is particularly memorable. The only joke that I can actually recall consists of several moments of Marilyn Monroe walking into doors and these feel very forced.


If you are a fan of late golden-era Hollywood comedies, then How to Marry a Millionaire is a must see as it delivers everything you expect from a film of this type; however if you are a person who doesn’t appreciate this kind of star-led movie then it will not change your opinion on the genre.