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Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 November 1952 (Sweden)
A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

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Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. While trying a sample dose on himself, he accidentally gets a dose of a mixture added to the water cooler and believes his potion is what is working. The mixture temporarily causes him to feel and act like a teenager, including correcting his vision. When his wife gets a dose that is even larger, she regresses even further into her childhood. When an old boyfriend meets her in this state, he believes that her never wanting to see him again means a divorce and a chance for him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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It's Some Fun!

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7 November 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Darling I Am Growing Younger  »

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Trivia

The official premiere was on September 2, 1952 at the Stanley Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marilyn Monroe was on hand as she was already in town to be the Grand Marshal for the Labor Day parade festivities. See more »

Goofs

When Edwina jumps over the fence, her pant legs are rolled up. When she walks towards the front door, the pant legs are unfolded. After she walks into the house, they're rolled up again. See more »

Quotes

Hank Entwhistle: Well, I can only tell you, Mrs. Fulton. If you had been smart enough to marry me instead of...
[points at Barnaby]
Hank Entwhistle: this, you wouldn't be in the kitchen cooking.
Barnaby: No? Where would she be cooking?
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The off screen voice is Howard Hawks. See more »

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Referenced in The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) See more »

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The Whiffenpoof Song
(uncredited)
Music by Tod B. Galloway
Lyrics by George S. Pomeroy and Meade Minnigerode
Sung by Cary Grant
Also sung by Ginger Rogers
Also sung by Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn and the Executive Board
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2 April 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a good movie featuring Cary Grant as the scientist who found a rejuvenating formula. Follows a series a wacky adventure for professor Fulton and his wife, played by Ginger Rogers. Top notch performances by Grant and Rogers, but also by Charles Coburn and beautiful Marilyn Monroe. And let's not forget the monkeys!

7 out of 10.


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