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Let's Make Love (1960)

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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.

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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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MARILYN MONROE and YVES MONTAND the French entertainment sensation! doing what they do best in LET'S MAKE LOVE


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8 September 1960 (USA)  »

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$44,800,000 (USA)
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Married co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand embarked on an ill-fated affair during the shooting of the film. See more »

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A copy of "Variety" has editorial copy on back page; in reality, back page of this publication always features ads. See more »

Quotes

George Welch: Now, um... may I speak frankly?
Oliver Burton: Go right ahead.
George Welch: Thank you. You know, I've been horse-trading across the desk like this for the last thirty years, and in all that time I don't think I've ever come across anyone quite as bad at it as you. You're just awful.
Oliver Burton: I beg your pardon.
George Welch: And let me give you a sample of frankness: Not only AREN'T you fully financed, Mr. Burton, but you're faced with having to get together a year's theater rent in advance. You foolishly... you foolishly mortgaged your home and...
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LET'S MAKE LOVE
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Marilyn Monroe and chorus
Reprised by Yves Montand
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All About Charm...
26 November 2002 | by (Hoboken, nj) – See 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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