Madonna is busy directing a movie called W.E. about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in London but that doesn’t mean she is planning on taking a vacation anytime soon. Madonna only sleeps three hours a day so that leaves plenty of time to plan a new movie with some co stars who adore her like Lady Gaga
There is talk Madonna wants to remake Marilyn Monroe’s most famous movie with a star studded cast of Hollywood and music pop stars.
” How to Marry A Millionaire” was a light frothy musical comedy in 1953 which calls for a charismatic cast.
With the popularity of ” Mad Men” this might really strike a chord with nostalgic viewers.
Lady Gaga would play the Marilyn role with Madonna doing Lauren Bacall and Fergie playing Betty Grable.
George Clooney would play the mature older man who falls for Marilyn or Gaga in this case.
Of course it would take a whole rewrite to focus more on Clooney and some great new songs but I think it is a marvelous idea.
Here’s the synopsis:
How to Marry a Millionaire: Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set-up in an exclusive apartment with a plan: tired of cheap men and a lack of money they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that’s it’s not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters and even when they can, is the money really worth it?
Here’s some memorable quotes courtesy of IMDB.com
Memorable quotes for
How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
Pola Debevoise: I want to marry Rockefeller.
Schatze Page: Which one?
Pola Debevoise: I don’t care.
Share this quote[Referring to older men marrying young women]
Schatze Page: Look at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at old fella what’s his name in The African Queen.
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: Once you get one foot on the ground, you’re really quite a jerk, aren’t you?
Share this quoteSchatze Page: Most women use more brains picking a horse in the third at Belmont than they do picking a husband.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: We’d better put a check on that one. Nobody’s mother lives in Atlantic City on Saturday.
Share this quotePola Debevoise: Men aren’t attentive to girls who wear glasses.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: Next thing you got to remember is the gentlemen you meet on the cold cuts may not be as attractive as the one you meet in the mink department at Bergdorf’s.
Loco Dempsey: But he was cute, don’t you think?
Schatze Page: Sure he was. But then I never met one of those gas pump jockey that wasn’t.
Loco Dempsey: Is that what he is?
Schatze Page: You bet your life he is. I know those guys. I married one once.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: I was nuts about him. Know what he did to me. First he gave me a phony name. Second, he was already married. Third, the minute the preacher said amen, he never did another tap of work. Then he stole my TV set and gave it to a car hop. When I asked him about that, he hit me with a chicken.
Pola Debevoise: A live chicken?
Schatze Page: No, a baked chicken; stuffed.
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: I wouldn’t mind marrying a Vanderbilt?
Pola Debevoise: Or Mr. Cadillac.
Schatze Page: No such person. I checked.
Loco Dempsey: Is there a Mr. Texaco?
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: You don’t think he’s a little old?
Schatze Page: Wealthy men are never old.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: The first rule is, gentlemen callers have got to wear a necktie!
Share this quoteJ.D. Hanley: [on why Schatze stopped their wedding] There was a last minute decision in your favor.
Tom Brookman: Did you tell her about me?
J.D. Hanley: No. So far as she knows you’re still hustling a gas pump.
Tom Brookman: Are you kidding?
J.D. Hanley: Well let’s go ask her.
Tom Brookman: Wait a minute JD! Do you think I ought to tell her?
J.D. Hanley: Are you nuts? She clearly prefers gas pump jockeys to millionaires. What do you want to do? Disillusion the poor girl?
Share this quote[repeated line]
Schatze Page: [to Tom Brookman] Just as soon as I finish this, I never want to see you again.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: I can’t shack up with a dame I’ve never met before and she’s crazy too!
Pola Debevoise: You don’t have to. She’ll come up and you’ll see if you like her. If you don’t…
Schatze Page: Is she any help to this?
Pola Debevoise: Let’s see
[over the phone to Loco]
Pola Debevoise: Hey Loc, how much money you got?
Loco Dempsey: [on the phone] I got a quarter.
Pola Debevoise: Great. Pick up lunch on your way over.
Loco Dempsey: Ok, how many.
Pola Debevoise: Three
Loco Dempsey: Ok, I’ll be there in 15 minutes.
Schatze Page: Well that’s a big contribution to a million dollar proposition. One whole quarter!
Pola Debevoise: Maybe, but she’s awfully clever with a quarter.
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: You got radio all the way up here?
Eben: Oh, sure. Radio, houses, everything.
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: [dreamily] All my life ever since I was a little girl I’ve always had the same dream. To marry a zillionaire.
Share this quoteLoco Dempsey: I’ll say this for him: we haven’t ordered anything yet under five dollars a portion!
Pola Debevoise: If there’s anything left over don’t forget to tell the waiter you want to take it home for the dog.
Share this quoteSchatze Page: You wanna catch a mouse, you set a mouse trap. All right so we set a bear trap. Now all we gotta do, is one of us has got to catch a bear.
Loco Dempsey: You mean marry him?
Schatze Page: If you don’t marry him, you haven’t caught him, he’s caught you.