Let's Make Love (1960)

Approved  |   |  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.



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Complete credited cast:
Frankie Vaughan ...
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David Burns ...
Oliver Burton
Michael David ...
Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn ...
Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr. ...
Abe Miller
Charlie Lamont


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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$6,540,000 (USA)

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(35 mm mag-optical prints)| (magnetic tracks)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Frankie Vaughan flew from Britain to star in the film, the New Musical Express ran the headline "Frankie Goes To Hollywood". This was the inspiration for the group Frankie Goes to Hollywood. See more »


Amanda's hands during her dinner with Jean-Mark. See more »


Amanda Dell: You're really French, aren't you?
Jean-Marc Clement: Yes. Very much so.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 11 September 1960 (1960) See more »


Written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby
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A Sweet Film
13 February 2002 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

Unlike many others who have left comments about this film, I really enjoy it. This is definitely not high on the intellect scale, but it is a sweet romantic comedy. I agree this is not Marilyn's best film, but her performance in the role is better than anyone else could have done it; very cute and believable. Some of the writing really seems to target Marilyn's own personal life (I don't know if they did that on purpose), especially when she talks about going to night school. Also during the song "Incurably Romantic," Marilyn's dress is flying up (a parallel to "The Seven-Year Itch?"). Her performance of the song "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" is just great. It's really a lot of fun. The cameos are awesome, they really make the film into a "time capsule" of the most popular comedian, dancer, and singer of the time. Tony Randall has a nice supporting role throughout the film; he is great in the scene where he sees Jean-Marc Clement's "softer side." Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe have the strangest relationship in the movie, and you have to feel bad for Jean-Marc! He is not used to NOT getting the girl! Yves plays this very well, I think. They may lack some chemistry, but the two characters are cute and likable and you really want them to get together. So what I'm saying is, this is well worth seeing, especially if you are a fan of Marilyn or Yves, just don't expect it to be intellectually challenging... it is a great rainy day flick. :-)

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