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Director:
Writers:
Norman Krasna
Hal Kanter (additional material)
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Release Date:
8 September 1960 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
MARILYN MONROE and YVES MONTAND the French entertainment sensation! doing what they do best in LET'S MAKE LOVE
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not Bad, Not Great See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marilyn Monroe ... Amanda Dell

Yves Montand ... Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas

Tony Randall ... Alexander Coffman
Frankie Vaughan ... Tony Danton

Wilfrid Hyde-White ... George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
David Burns ... Oliver Burton
Michael David ... Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn ... Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr. ... Abe Miller

Joe Besser ... Charlie Lamont
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Chauffeur (uncredited)

Milton Berle ... Himself (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Spectator on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Leonard Bremen ... Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Minister, Amanda's Father (uncredited)
Richard Collier ... Doorman (uncredited)

John Craven ... Comstock (uncredited)

Bing Crosby ... Himself (uncredited)
Dick Dale ... Elvis Presley impersonator (uncredited)
Ray Foster ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Richard Fowler ... Van Cliburn impersonator (uncredited)
Michael Fox ... Actor auditioning for Clement role (uncredited)
Jerry Hausner ... Counterman (uncredited)

Gene Kelly ... Himself / Gene Kelly (uncredited)
Madge Kennedy ... Miss Manners, Clement's Secretary (uncredited)
Marian Manners ... Maria Callas impersonator (uncredited)
Mike Mason ... Yale (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Street Sweeper (uncredited)
Byron Morrow ... Executive (uncredited)
Christopher Riordan ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Wilson (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Wales' Secretary-Receptionist (uncredited)
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Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna 

Hal Kanter (additional material)

Arthur Miller  uncredited

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lionel Newman 
Earle Hagen (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp 
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Art Direction by
Gene Allen 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Jeakins 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
W.D. Flick .... sound
 
Editorial Department
Hoyningen Huene .... color coordinator (as Hoyningen-Huene)
 
Music Department
Jack Cole .... staging of musical numbers
Earle Hagen .... music associate
Lionel Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Gene Allen .... main title and prologue designer
Robert Banas .... dancer (uncredited)
Evelyn Moriarty .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
119 min | Germany:109 min
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Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm mag-optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic tracks)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:G | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | Sweden:11 | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #19576) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Stephen Boyd was named as one of many potential co-stars before Yves Montand accepted the role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Amanda's hands during her dinner with Jean-Mark.See more »
Quotes:
Amanda Dell:[jazz number] My name is... Lolita... and uh... I'm not supposed to... play... with boys!See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Pasand Apni Apni (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
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16 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad, Not Great, 12 November 2003
Author: wglenn from Port Jefferson, NY

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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