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Let's Make Love (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 September 1960 (USA)
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When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Hal Kanter (additional material)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Monroe ... Amanda Dell
Yves Montand ... Jean-Marc Clément
Tony Randall ... Alexander Kaufman
Frankie Vaughan ... Tony Danton
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
David Burns ... Oliver Burton
Michael David Michael David ... Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn Mara Lynn ... Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr. Dennis King Jr. ... Abe Miller
Joe Besser ... Charlie Lamont
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Storyline

Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Doin' What Comes Naturally! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Chinese | Italian | Arabic

Release Date:

8 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billionaire See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,585,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,540,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Randall was well-known for playing second bananas on screen, and had indeed solidified that reputation one year earlier in Pillow Talk (1959), but in this movie, Randall is undeniably the straight man to a surprisingly comical Yves Montand. See more »

Goofs

Although revue is supposed to be taking place in a theater-in-the-round, most of action actually takes place on a thrust stage with no rear seating and is staged for traditional theater where audience sits in front. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Marc Clement: Now don't tell me I am buying your approval... I am.
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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) See more »

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Cool it Baby
Written by Carroll Coates
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All About Charm...
26 November 2002 | by denis-38See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Marilyn films. No, let me amend that--this is one of my favorite Marilyn performances. She is sweet, natural, sympathetic, adorable. She has no character to play and no script and no director (Cukor was sliding fast at this point) But she and Montand are lovely together; two great charmers surrounded by an overblown 60's confection of "guest stars" and constant costume changes (although some of Marilyn's outfits are so flimsy one wonders why they bothered to dress her at all?!) "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" is classic MM, but I have a perverse fondness for "Specialization" with Monroe hopping around (she really couldn't dance) in this INCREDIBLE gown, belly and backside bulging, a Reubens come to life. It's a very minor film, especially sandwiched between "Some Like It Hot" and "The Misfits" but there is pleasure to be found if you're into Miss M.


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