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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:
Marilyn Monroe began to change her role 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

Did You Know?

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's hands during her dinner with Jean-Mark.See more »
Quotes:
Jean-Marc Clement:Please, will you call me a taxi?
Street Sweeper:Sure. You're a taxi. The guy who calls the taxis will be back in ten minutes. I only park the cars.
Jean-Marc Clement:I want to see the manager.
Street Sweeper:Come back in three months. Maybe he'll be out by then - with good behavior.
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Soundtrack:
SING ME THE SONG THAT SELLSSee more »

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Marilyn Monroe began to change her role, 18 May 2006
Author: sinatra-11 from South Korea

I saw this movie in Aug 4,2005. And I saw it again yesterday. Yes. this is one of the most hilarious movies I've ever seen. Marilyn's acting role, as Amanda Dell, was great. Here in this movie, Marilyn Monroe was not the Marilyn Monroe we know.

In Niagara(1953) and The seven year itch(1955), both of these movies, she portrays as sexy-starlet. But in this movie, she is a very pure and fragile theater-actress Amanda Dell. Well, we know her platinum blonde hair attracts a lot of men, but her character,in this movie, is very friendly to girls. May be many girls lost their feeling of inferiority after watching this movie.

And I saw Marilyn Monroe, Yves Montand, Tony Randall, Frankie Vaughan and Wilfrid Hyde-White plus Milton Berle(40 million Americans call him as a Uncle Milky?) Bing Crosby(i love his song 'White Christmas')and Gene Kelly. These luxurious casting combination is very fantastic.

I never expected Crosby and Kelly to appear. I saw a preview version of Let's Make Love, in there, no cameo appearances of in the preview. But Kelly and Crosby's cameo appearing made my eyes happy.

I think Marilyn's acting career is more valuable in her 30's than 20's.Because in her 20's, she portrayed us her physical attraction. Sometimes she enticed a man(Niagara), Sometimes vivacious(How to marry a millionaire), and sometimes valiant(River of No Return).

But in her 30's her character showed fragile, pure and vulnerable. I found out these phenomenon in this movie,Let's Make Love. So I can figure it out her acting was changed.

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