WriterZoe Akins, Sidney Howard Release dateFebruary 3, 1932 CastJoan Blondell, Ina Claire, Madge Evans, David Manners Similar moviesAlfred Newman composed the music for The Greeks Had a Word for Them and How to Marry a Millionaire
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932), also known as Three Broadway Girls, is a Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lowell Sherman, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and released by United Artists. It stars Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire and is based on the play The Greeks Had a Word for It by Zoë Akins. The studio originally wanted actress Jean Harlow for the lead, after her success in Red-Headed Woman (1932). She was under contract to Howard Hughes and he refused to loan her out. The movie served as inspiration for films like Three Blind Mice (1938 film) (1938), Moon Over Miami (1941), and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953). Also "Ladies in Love" (1936) has a similar pattern and produced like "Three Blind Mice" by Darryl F. Zanuck.
Jean, Polaire, and Schatze are ex-showgirls who put their money together in order to rent a luxurious penthouse apartment. They are out to get wealthy boyfriends by dressing and acting like millionaires themselves. Jean shows herself to be determined and ruthless, leaving the other girls behind. The other two are more sensitive and trustworthy but only one woman will be able to find a rich husband. Which is she?