Thursday, 5 May 2016

How to marry a millionaire (3 Stars)

Starring Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe. The three New York models Schatze, Loca and Pola have decided that love is nothing for them. What they really want is rich husbands to give them a life of luxury. They do their best to ensnare millionaires with their womanly wiles, but the trouble is that they can't keep their hearts under control. They keep falling for handsome poor men.

This is a cute little comedy, though rather dated by today's standards. It's certainly no masterpiece, although it's dear to the heart of Marilyn Monroe fans, even though she doesn't play the main role in the film. The lead actress is Lauren Bacall.

"Murder by Strangulation" is a fascinating book to attract the attention of fellow passengers on an airplane. Putting the dust jacket on upside down doesn't hide what it's about. It certainly makes the man sitting next to her feel uncomfortable.

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