Love and money get a long look

On Tuesday, July 23, Movie Night at the Museum will feature the comedy How to Marry a Millionaire starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall. The 1953 film tells the story of three New York models who share the same dream: to find and marry a millionaire. To accomplish their goal, they move into an upscale New York apartment and begin their quest. They quickly discover that having money doesn’t necessarily mean having good character or good looks.

However, some excellent possibilities do enter the picture including William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, and Cameron Mitchell. As relationships develop the three women all face the same dilemma: Does a life of luxury trump a life with true love?

The film was the first film shot in CinemaScope at Twentieth Century Fox. But the film’s release was delayed until after Fox released the biblical epic “The Robe,” the second film produced by the studio using the process.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission and popcorn are free, but donations are accepted to help defray the costs of Movie Night. Soda, water, beer, and wine are available for purchase. Seating is provided, but viewers are welcome to bring their own cushions or seating.

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the Northwest Montana History Museum brings the past alive through exhibits, artifacts, educational programs, and events. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through August) at 124 Second Ave. E., Kalispell. For information call 406-756-8381.