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 ...
George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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?


Evelyn Moriarty remembers Marilyn making an anonymous donation of $1,000 to a crew member on set who needed the money to cover funeral expenses for his wife. See more »


Amanda and Jean-Marc climb into a cab in full daylight but by time they've reached destination a few miles away it is completely dark. See more »


Charlie Lamont: New is easy. Funny is hard.
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References The Blue Angel (1930) See more »


Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Marilyn Monroe
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Not Bad, Not Great
12 November 2003 | by (Stony Brook, NY) – See all my reviews

This is by no means a great film, but I was pleasantly surprised in the end. Montand and Monroe both do good jobs. Tony Randall is always enjoyable, and Milton Berle has a great time teaching Montand how to be funny, the best comic moment of the film. Having just seen Montand in The Wages of Fear, one of the most intense movies ever made, it was interesting to see him goofing off and having a good time. This role takes him back to some of the songs he sang early in his career, not long after Edith Piaf discovered him. I only wish he had been able to sing more in the movie. I'm not a big fan of Monroe - her dumb-blonde routine generally irritates me - but she seems more vulnerable in this film, more pleasant to watch. She particularly impressed me in the musical numbers. Unfortunately, the costume designer did a lousy job - everything seems too big on her, or just tacky. Compare these costumes to those of Bardot in Une Parisenne, made around the same time period. There are ways and then there are ways to show off a body like that of Bardot or Monroe. All in all, this is a light piece of fluff, with some humorous moments, some sappy moments, some good musical numbers, some bad writing, some good cameos by Berle, Bing, and Gene Kelly, a silly storyline, Yves Montand, Monroe, and a good dose of fun.

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