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[[caption-width-right:350:All my life ever since I was a little girl I've always had the same dream. To marry a zillionaire.]]
->'''Pola Debevoise:''' I want to marry Rockefeller.
->'''Schatze Page:''' Which one?
->'''Pola Debevoise:''' I don't care.

Movie from 1953 with three of the most famous leading ladies of the era as the main characters: LaurenBacall, MarilynMonroe and BettyGrable.

Three women rent an expensive apartment to appear rich. Their plan is to each marry a millionaire. To be able to afford the rent, they keep selling the furniture.

Things become complicated when love starts to interfere with their plans.

Partially inspired by the much earlier ''TheGreeksHadAWordForThem''.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActorAllusion: Schatze says: "Look at [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Roosevelt]], look at [[UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill Churchill]], look at old fella what's his name in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen''". The 'old guy in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' was Creator/HumphreyBogart, Bacall's husband in real life.
* AllStarCast
* BelligerentSexualTension: Schatze and Tom, [[SlapSlapKiss soooo much.]]
* BigApplesauce
* BigFancyHouse:
* BirdsOfAFeather: [[spoiler: Freddie and Pola are BlindWithoutEm]].
* BlindWithoutEm: Pola. Unfortunately for her, she believes very strongly that "[[TheGlassesGottaGo Men aren't attentive to girls who wear glasses]]," which for [[spoiler:Freddie Denmark]] isn't true.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Schatze, though she doesn't defrost completely.
* DumbBlonde: Pola and Loco.
** Loco thinks skiing on the water is the normal way, skiing on snow is weird.
* {{Fainting}}: The big reveal at the ending has all the women faint.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: Schatze has one. [[spoiler: Too bad she didn't get married that day.]]
* TheFifties
* GoldDigger: The entire premise
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Driving back to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity from his would-be tryst with Loco in Maine, drives a circuitous route to the west side of the Hudson River where nobody knows him. All the while he tells Loco how his intellect will keep his wife from knowing that he wasn't really on a business trip. [[spoiler: As they cross the [=George Washington Bridge=], they are stopped so that a swarm of press photographers can take their picture for being the [[UmpteenthCustomer five-millionth car]] to cross the bridge.]]
* ImagineSpot: While Pola and Schatze dream of wealth, Loco dreams of a sandwich.
* InJoke: Two of the three stars refer to their RealLife husbands:
** At the hunting lodge, Loco (Betty Grable) hears a BigBand on the radio and identifies it as Harry James's (her then-husband). Waldo asks her how she knows its Harry James's band. She replies that she knows Harry James, and that that's Harry James. [[spoiler: In what could count as a CrossoverPunchline, the announcer identifies the band as belonging to another bandleader.]]
** Schatze (LaurenBacall) tells J.D. that she's always liked older men, like [[HumphreyBogart what's-his-name]] in ''TheAfricanQueen''.
* PowerTrio: Schatze is Superego, Loco is Ego and Pola is Id.
* PrettyInMink: Several furs worn, and even the gold digging tips mention the mink department at Bergdorf's as a good place to find rich men.
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Schatze finds herself torn between wealthy older gentleman J.D. Hanley and working-class stiff Tom Brookman. J.D. is a kind and courteous man who is genuinely fond of Schatze, but she has much greater chemistry with Tom.
* RomanticComedy
* SecretlyWealthy: [[spoiler: Tom Brookman. He even owns a ''building named after him''.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Both Eben and Tom.

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