Tuesday, April 30, 2013

David Wayne appeared in four films with Marilyn Monroe (more than any other actor).

As Young as You Feel (1951). Is a comedy film starring Monty Woolley, Thelma Ritter, and David Wayne, with Marilyn Monroe in a small role.

Sixty-five-year-old John Hodges must retire from Acme Printing. He decides to impersonate the president of the parent company and arrives at his old plant on an inspection tour.

Acme president McKinley is so nervous not even his beautiful secretary Harriet can calm him. McKinley's wife Lucille has her eye on Hodges...

Video: all of Marilyn scenes.

We're Not Married (1952). A romantic comedy film directed by Edmund Goulding. Cast: Victor Moore, Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, Eve Arden, Paul Douglas, Eddie Bracken, and Mitzi Gaynor. Co-stars included Louis Calhern, Zsa Zsa Gabor, James Gleason, Paul Stewart, and Jane Darwell.

Video: From We're Not Married (1952).

O. Henry's Full House (1952). (although he was not in the same scene as Monroe). Five O' Henry stories, each separate. The most well known, "The Cop and the Anthem". Soapy tells his friend Horace another bum, that he is going to get arrested so he can spend the winter in a warm jail cell. The problem is, he can't even accost a streetwalker. The other stories are: "The Clarion Call", "The Last Leaf", "The Ransom of Red Chief" and "The Gift of the Magi".

Video: "The Cop and the Anthem", in full

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). Three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set-up in an exclusive apartment with a plan: they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires, but run into trouble along the way.

Video: Girls who wear glasses.



  1. I'll always remember David Wayne as MM's love interest in "How to Marry a Millionaire" - didn't realize the two had appeared in three other films together. Thanks, Dawn!

  2. I always enjoyed David Wayne, Dawn. I liked a short-lived TV series called THE GOOD LIFE, which starred Wayne and future night-time soap stars Larry Hagman and Donna Mills.

  3. The Lady Eve, "How to Marry a Millionaire", is my favorite of the four...

    Rick29, I do not think I have ever seen "The Good Life". I will have to check it out..


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