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Let's Make Love (1960)

Not Rated | | 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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Doin' What Comes Naturally! See more »


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$6,540,000
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Married co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand embarked on an ill-fated affair (following Monroe's failure to snare Frankie Vaughan) during the shooting of the film. See more »

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Although revue is supposed to be taking place in a theater-in-the-round, most of action actually takes place on a thrust stage with no rear seating and is staged for traditional theater where audience sits in front. 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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"GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE
Written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby
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Silly, inconsequential Monroe film with a dull Montand for the leading man...
29 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This has got to be one of the dullest films MARILYN MONROE ever did--and equally dull is her leading man, the French accented YVES MONTAND who must have left his heart and his talents in France for the duration of filming.

He's simply bland with a capital B and very unfunny. And when MILTON BERLE, GENE KELLY and BING CROSBY attempt to give him pointers on how to be an entertainer, they're impatience with him is understandable. Whatever magic Montand had in his homeland is obscured here by a witless script and poor direction from George Cukor, who even manages to make Marilyn look less than believable as a wistful showgirl.

The faults extend to the songs to. The only reasonably good one is "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" done in a rather coy and simpering style by Monroe but nevertheless, it's the only high point in the whole show. Everything else is better left unmentioned.

Summing up: A waste of two stars who, incidentally, have no chemistry together, at least on screen. Off is another matter.


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