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Let's Make Love (1960)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 September 1960 (USA)
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 See more »


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$6,540,000 (USA)
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(35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Writer Norman Krasna initially viewed the male lead as one the audience would view as a kind of a "shitkicker" - a Gary Cooper or a Jimmy Stewart. Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, James Stewart and Yul Brynner all turned down the male lead. Yves Montand was cast after starring in The Crucible (1957) (US title: The Crucible), based on a play also written by Miller. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tony Danton: [musical number] They've each a trait that seems to state 'first-raters'
Amanda Dell: Which separates them from the small per-tat-ers.
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Referenced in Straight Talk (1992) See more »

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SING ME THE SONG THAT SELLS
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
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Only of interest due to Monroe
19 December 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I read the comments in Imdb, and was prepared to dislike this film. And, parts of it were not very good. However, ... Marilyn Monroe had such magic. It wasn't that she was the best actress around, or the best singer, because she wasn't. But, ... Wow, she just electrifies the screen. So much more than a pretty face. Okay, enough slobbering over Marilyn. The rest of the film is quite forgettable. Yves Montand was adequate. Tony Randall did just fine. The cameos by Milton Berle, Bing Crosby, and Gene Kelly were OK. But Marilyn...


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