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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:
...but is it really that bad? 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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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:
Married co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand embarked on an ill-fated affair during the shooting of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Amanda Dell:[jazz number] My name is... Lolita... and uh... I'm not supposed to... play... with boys!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Blue Angel (1930)See more »
Soundtrack:
SPECIALIZATIONSee more »

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26 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
...but is it really that bad?, 30 September 2004
Author: gnb from Berlin

Released in 1960 after Marilyn's super turn in the fantastic 'Some Like It Hot', LML has often been cited as Monroe's worst movie.

There is plenty to work against the film: Cukor's almost non-existent direction, the rather dreadful musical numbers, Yves Montand's irritating performance and the wasted opportunities of the star cameos.

However, Let's Make Love is a reasonably inoffensive way to waste an afternoon. The plot is slight and therefore doesn't require too much brain power to follow and Monroe is, as usual, cinema gold. Despite the fact that she is slightly overweight here and nothing much has been done with her in terms of make-up, hair or wardrobe she is eminently watchable. She gives a convincing, assured performance in her role turning the simple character of Amanda into a sweet, likable woman.

As I have mentioned before in Monroe reviews, I always find it interesting to see Monroe in films in the 1960s, being very much an icon of the 1950s.

So, is LML really that bad? Well, to be honest no, it isn't. It's lightweight fluff that doesn't really mean anything but is watchable non the less. It is unfortunately placed between the sublime 'Some Like It Hot' and Monroe's bravura performance in the following year's 'The Misfits' but don't hold that against it. Make up your own minds!

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