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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:
She Specializes 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)

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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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

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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Milton Berle:Y'know, between comedians and singers, women always go for singers.See more »
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Soundtrack:
MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDYSee more »

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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
She Specializes, 6 September 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Let's Make Love, the next to last film of Marilyn Monroe is a harmless piece of fluff, rather lazily directed by George Cukor. Marilyn was her usual temperamental self during the filming and I think Cukor decided to just let it slide.

Think mega-rich, a 1960s Donald Trump who speaks French and you have the character Yves Montand plays. Publicity agent Tony Randall calls it to Montand's attention that an off Broadway theater review is going to be satirizing him among other celebrities in the review. Montand decides to check things out for himself. And the star of the review is none other than Marilyn Monroe who Montand starts raising his blood pressure over. Who wouldn't.

20th Century Fox used this same plot device in 1937 in On the Avenue. That time it was rich débutante Madeleine Carroll and her choleric father George Barbier are being satirized in a show being directed by Dick Powell who stars in it as well. It was much better done there. Of course they also had an original Irving Berlin score to help. And Barbier was always playing those kind of roles. It fit him naturally.

Montand is cool and unflappable. I can believe he wants Marilyn, but I can't believe that this is how he would meet her.

Unless one is an egomaniac like Donald Trump, I don't think most people would care about what some off Broadway show that few will ever see, says in some satirical sketch.

A lot of talented people were involved in the making of this and it seems a colossal waste of time. Marilyn and Montand and British pop star Frankie Vaughan had some nice numbers to sing.

And we can't forget the three unbilled cameos of Milton Berle, Bing Crosby, and Gene Kelly who Montand enlists in his quest to win Marilyn. Their scenes with Montand are the best thing about the film.

One other thing though. I can believe Berle and Kelly would come if summoned by Montand. But Crosby, you're talking about a guy who was as rich the character Montand played.

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