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Let's Make It Legal -- A couple are divorcing because of his gambling after 20 years of marriage but are parting as friends. When an ex-Flame starts making a play for her, hubby explains his lucky dice.
Let's Make It Legal -- Trailer for this classic comedy

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Release Date:
11 July 1952 (Finland) See more »
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Plot:
The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Strangely progressive and entertaining See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Claudette Colbert ... Miriam Halsworth

Macdonald Carey ... Hugh Halsworth

Zachary Scott ... Victor Macfarland

Barbara Bates ... Barbara Denham

Robert Wagner ... Jerry Denham

Marilyn Monroe ... Joyce Mannering

Frank Cady ... Ferguson

Harry Harvey ... Postman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Jane Bowen ... Secretary (uncredited)
Harry Denny ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch ... Laborer (uncredited)
Joan Fisher ... Baby Annabella (uncredited)

Kathleen Freeman ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paul Gerrits ... Milkman (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Pete the Gardener (uncredited)
James Magill ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Mather ... Policeman (uncredited)
Renny McEvoy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)
Vici Raaf ... Peggy - Hugh's Secretary (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ralph Sanford ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Carol Savage ... Miss Jessup (uncredited)
Frank Sully ... Laborer (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Wilson Wood ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Sale 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mortimer Braus  story
I.A.L. Diamond 
F. Hugh Herbert 

Produced by
Robert Bassler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge  (as Cyril Mockridge)
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Fritch 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Hogsett 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Renié 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Music Department
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
 
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77 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Continuity: 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:
Miriam Halsworth:We can't be rude to Victor, can we?
Hugh Halsworth:I'd like to make it my life's work.
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Soundtrack:
The Loveliest Night of the YearSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Strangely progressive and entertaining, 14 December 2013
Author: chezztone from United States

The two main male characters are both pursuing and fighting over the older woman (Claudette Colbert) and ignoring the charms of the young bombshell (Marilyn Monroe)! Surely that is a progressive and unusual story line for 1951, maybe for any era. Colbert and the two men do fine work, and Monroe looks great and does a few funny physical bits in her small role (it is absurd that the DVD is promoted as a Marilyn Monroe movie). Great period costumes, decor and language, too. This is an entertaining, sometimes funny '50s film with a strangely progressive bent, a strong older-woman lead, and some interesting character quirks (how can you not love a guy whose passions are horse betting and rose cultivation), plus a Marilyn Monroe cameo.

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