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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

7/10