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Let's Make It Legal (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 July 1952 (Finland)
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The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

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The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Who cares if it's LEGAL... As long as it's FUN!!! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Chéri, divorçons  »

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Goofs

Early in, where Wagner is talking to Bates in bed, just as she sits up her bedclothes in the 'side shots' cover her bosom area, but are down near her waist in the 'front on' shots, and then again. Covered, not, covered, not, covered. A minor 'error', but noticeable. See more »

Quotes

Hugh Halsworth: Would you like to meet him?
Joyce Mannering: Who wouldn't want to meet a man who has millions, who isn't even bald?
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Referenced in The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) See more »

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The Loveliest Night of the Year
(aka "Sobre las olas"/ "Over the Waves")
Written by Juventino Rosas
Heard as a theme when Miriam has dinner in Victor's room
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Whoa - not that bad!
25 October 2012 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I bought this DVD at cut price and only recently watched it. Had no ideas about it - Marilyn was on the front of the case but as has been mentioned before, that was dishonest marketing as she is a minor supporting actor. The main stars, Claudette Colbert in particular, shine and it's a lot of fun. Yes, the story is silly - it's a 1950s comedy - and the acting would not win Oscars, but it's a 77 minute smile that turns into a giggle now and again. The clothes are divine and the story swims along merrily, with a highly likely ending. Pity about Macdonald Carey, he was like an American Carey Grant, and could have done well in movies, but seems to have concentrated his career on TV.


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