How To Marry A Millionaire

Season 1 Episode 1

The Penthouse (The Pilot)

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Aired Unknown Oct 07, 1957 on
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The Penthouse (The Pilot)
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Loco Jones,(a model),Mike McCall,(a secretary for a stockbroker on Wall Street) and Greta Hanson,(a hostess of a TV Quiz show called "Go For Broke") are living in the Tower House Penthouse Apartments in penthouse apartment G searching for wealthy millionaires to marry with any schemes they could think of so help them Fort Knox.Loco meets a wealthy millionaire named Mr Tom Brookman who Mike and Greta think is poor boy since he doesn't dress wealthy.Mr Blandish the building manager tells the girls that Mr Brookman is a wealthy millionaire that Mr Brookman owns the Brookman Building and that Mr Brookman used to own their building.The girls then mistake 3 men for millionaires and when the real millionaires show at the penthouse for their dates they throw them out.moreless

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    Barbara Eden

    Barbara Eden

    Loco Jones

    Merry Anders

    Merry Anders

    Mike McCall

    Lori Nelson

    Lori Nelson

    Greta Hanson (1st season)

    Lisa Gaye

    Lisa Gaye

    Gwen Kirby (2nd season)

    Jon Locke

    Jon Locke

    Mr Tom Brookman (A Wealthy Millionaire Mistaken For A Poor Boy)

    Guest Star

    Dabbs Greer

    Dabbs Greer

    Mr Blandish (The Building Manager)

    Guest Star

    Sid Tomack

    Sid Tomack

    Mr Larry The Longshot (A Gambler Mistaken For A Millionaire)

    Guest Star

    Jimmy Cross

    Jimmy Cross

    The Elevator Man

    Recurring Role

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      • Merry Anders who plays Mike McCall had a role of a model in the original movie version of How To Marry A Millionaire

      • This episode was a reworking of the movie script.

      • Lori Nelson was the 1st one listed in the credits,Merry Anders was 2nd and Barbara Eden 3rd.

      • An original unsold Pilot was filmed in early 1957 with Lori Nelson (in the role of Greta Lindquist),Doe Avedon (in the role of Mike Page) and Charlotte Austin (in the role of Loco Jones).The original Pilot was not successful and didn't air.Lori Nelson was the only one who was called in for filming the Pilot again. Doe Avedon and Charlotte Austin were replaced.The characters of Greta and Mike had different last names in the original unsold pilot.Greta's last name was Lindquist in the original unsold pilot though when they filmed the pilot for the actual show the character's name became Greta Hanson though Lori Nelson still played the same role only the last name of the character was changed.The character of Mike Page was played by Doe Avedon in the original unsold pilot though when Merry Anders was hired for the role in the actual pilot that became the show the character was renamed Mike McCall.The character of Loco Jones was played by Charolette Austin in the original unsold pilot and it was supposed to be the Marilyn Monroe role though Ms Austin was a brunette not a blonde.Although Loco was the character's given name in the actual show the original unsold pilot mentions Loco Jones real name is Rita
        Jones.Joseph Kearns who went onto play one of the building managers in the actual show had a role in the original unsold pilot though he wasn't playing the building manager he played a man who worked in the Wall Street stock holders building where Mike worked.Also Norma Varden who guest starred in episodes of the actual show was in the original unsold pilot of How To Marry A Millionaire playing a wealthy woman.

      • The show was based on a Play by Dale Eunson and Katherine Albert and the 1953 Movie of the same name How To Marry A Millionaire with Marilyn Monroe,Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable.

      • The show was filmed in Black And White Film.

      • The show was produced by National Telefilm for 20Th Century Fox.

      • The show was syndicated and shown by 115 TV Channels.

      • The girls phone number given in the episode is Plaza 35099.

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