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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 <>

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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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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 »


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Tony Danton: [song] Oh, the gentle art of conversation is deader than the dead sea scrolls. We've become the mutest kind of nation. We're un-communicating souls. No one talks. No one talks. It's something we seldom ever do. No one talks. No one talks.
Amanda Dell: No one talks but... you.
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Featured in Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) See more »


Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Frankie Vaughan and Marilyn Monroe
Reprised by Yves Montand and Marilyn Monroe
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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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