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Let's Make Love

  • Musical
  • Romance
  • 1960
  • George Cukor
  • 113 mins
  • U

Summary

Romantic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand. When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement hears that his life is to be satirised in a show, he decides to see the production for himself at rehearsals. Thinking that Clement must be an actor auditioning for a role, the director promptly casts him as the lead.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Marilyn Monroe's penultimate film has always been underrated by both critics and Monroe fans alike, but this musical actually contains some fabulous routines from the star. The lightweight plot - a trifle about a slumming billionaire - was originally created with Gregory Peck in mind. In the sophisticated hands of "woman's director" George Cukor, it becomes a fascinating study of Monroe's sexuality, helped by the fact that she and Peck's replacement, French heart-throb Yves Montand, were amorously involved in real life at the time. British import Frankie Vaughan barely gets a look-in, apart from a few duets with Monroe, but Marilyn's breathtaking solo on My Heart Belongs to Daddy, stunningly choreographed for CinemaScope by Jack Cole, of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fame, is a Monroe career highlight. Oh, and don't miss guest stars Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly and Milton Berle - they all add to the delightful streak of contemporary satire running through the film.

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Credits

Cast

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AmandaMarilyn Monroe
Jean-Marc ClementYves Montand
Howard CoffmanTony Randall
Tony DantonFrankie Vaughan
John WalesWilfrid Hyde White
Oliver BurtonDavid Burns
Dave KerryMichael David
Lily NylesMara Lynn
Abe MillerDennis King Jr
LamontJoe Besser
TBCBing Crosby
TBCGene Kelly
TBCMilton Berle

Crew

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DirectorGeorge Cukor

Details

Released on
1960-11-18
Languages
English | Arabic | German | Italian | French | Chinese
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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