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Director:
Writers:
Norman Krasna (written for the screen by)
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 See more »
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:
Silly, inconsequential Monroe film with a dull Montand for the leading man... See more (53 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:
Robert Banas ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)

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 (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)
Florence MacMichael ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Marian Manners ... Maria Callas impersonator (uncredited)
Mike Mason ... Yale (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Street Sweeper (uncredited)

Byron Morrow ... Executive (uncredited)
Nick Navarro ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Alex Plasschaert ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Frank Radcliffe ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)
Larry Thor ... Wilson (uncredited)
Roxanne Tunis ... Extra (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Wales' Secretary-Receptionist (uncredited)

Directed by
George Cukor 
 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (written for the screen by)

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
Jack Cole .... choreographer
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) (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Amanda's hands during her dinner with Jean-Mark.See more »
Quotes:
Jean-Marc Clement:I've never met such a difficult girl to feed.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Calendar Girl (1993)See more »
Soundtrack:
SPECIALIZATIONSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Silly, inconsequential Monroe film with a dull Montand for the leading man..., 29 September 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

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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