This 1953 film, directed by Jean Negulesco, is one of my favorite films to star Marilyn Monroe. It tells the story of three women, that set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process. Starring Marilyn Monroe as Pola Debevoise, Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page and Betty Grable as Loco Dempsey.
I find those dark, smokey movies filled with quick wit, passion & violence so alluring. Lauren Bacall became an idol to me the first time I saw her as Slim in To Have or Have Not along side Bogart. She was only 20 when the movie was shot but her character had left such a huge impact on my expectations for actresses. She was quick witted yet so vulnerable that I was completely captured by her. Bacall continued her movie career with a powerful presence that kept the movies she was apart of some of the best I’ve seen.