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18 April 1963 (USA) See more »
Rock Hudson narrates a compilation of clips from Marilyn Monroe's 20th Century-Fox movies. The documentary... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)

Rock Hudson ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Lauren Bacall ... Herself (scene from "How to Marry a Millionaire") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Anne Baxter ... Herself (scenes from "A Ticket to Tomahawk" / "All About Eve") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Cyd Charisse ... Herself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Charles Coburn ... Himself (scene from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Wally Cox ... Himself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Dan Dailey ... Himself (scene from "There's No Business Like Show Business") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Tom Ewell ... Himself (scene from "The Seven Year Itch") (uncredited) (archive footage)
Betty Field ... Herself (scene from "Bus Stop") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Mitzi Gaynor ... Herself (scene from "There's No Business Like Show Business") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Betty Grable ... Herself (scene from "How to Marry a Millionaire") (archive footage) (uncredited)

June Haver ... Herself (scene from "Love Nest") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Celeste Holm ... Karen Richards (archive footage) (uncredited)

Hope Lange ... Herself (scene from "Bus Stop") (archive footage) (uncredited)
William Lundigan ... Himself (scene from "Love Nest") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Dean Martin ... Himself / Nick Arden (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ethel Merman ... Herself (scene from "There's No Business Like Show Business") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Robert Mitchum ... Matt Calder (archive footage) (uncredited)

Don Murray ... Himself (scene from "Bus Stop") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Arthur O'Connell ... Himself (scene from "Bus Stop") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Donald O'Connor ... Himself (scene from "There's No Business Like Show Business") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Jack Paar ... Himself (scene from "Love Nest") (uncredited) (archive footage)
Gregory Ratoff ... Himself (scene from "All About Eve") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Tommy Rettig ... Himself (scene from "River of No Return") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Jane Russell ... Herself (scene from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") (archive footage) (uncredited)

Phil Silvers ... Himself (scene from "Something's Got to Give") (uncredited) (archive footage)

David Wayne ... Himself (scene from "We're Not Married") (uncredited) (archive footage)
George Winslow ... Himself (scene from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") (uncredited) (archive footage)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Medford 

Film Editing by
Pepe Torres 

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For almost 3 decades, this documentary contained all the clips from Somethjng's Get To Give the public saw. It was said the film was 'unwatchable,' Marilyn's scenes were 'terrible,' and the colour had faded from the negatives. The only one of these true was the last - the colour had degenerated over time. One reason the film was kept from public view, was so it would go along with 20th Century Fox's long-held (fabricated) story of Marilyn being the (sole) cause of the film being shut down. In actual fact, Marilyn had been rehire by Fox - several days before her passing - at terms which were much fairer to an actor of her magnitude, and would also be the concluding film in Marilyn's Fox contract. Tragically, this film, never was, the truth was withheld for decades.See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Astounding! Genuinely fascinating!, 29 October 2005
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

Ohhhhhh. drat.

Yes, folks, I am astounded this excellent doco has been so neglected and forgotten as to not be available on video or DVD ...and incredibly not commented upon or reviewed on the IMDb. I can't be the only person in 2005 who knows this exists. Anyway, here's the info: made in 1963 as a Marilyn Monroe - Fox release to take the place of SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE which, as we all know was scrapped adding to her demise. Fox filled in the schedule blank (and mopped up as much MM sympathy cash as possible) by creating this 90 minute documentary with intros and links shot in cinema-scope on a blank stage with Rock Hudson narrating the clips from all her Fox films. It looks a lot like the format used later in THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT PART 2 with ladders and spotlights and studio bits for the narrator to wander through before various scenes or musical numbers are presented. Those films with sequences originally shot in 1.33 are presented as such in center frame and the cinema-scope clips fill the whole screen. I have also just discovered thanks to Box office Bill on the Roxy page on the Cinema Treasures site that in 1952, the "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" song number was shot in two formats: the 1.33 look as released in the feature GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and an experimental cinema-scope version which sat in the vault until it was (now) possibly used as the finale for this c/s doco. I remember showing MARILYN at my cinema in the 70s and 80s and remarking how good this sequence looked in cinema-scope, thinking it was a cropped version of the 1.33. Well, not the case and there is the truth of it. Very good. Thankyou Box office Bill. So it was used eventually, but in a sad celebration. Apart from all this, MARILYN is an excellent doco and today more so as it compiles all the best Fox bits as a stand alone feature. Fox should rediscover their own excellent compilation feature here and get it out into stores on DVD tomorrow! Now if we can get FOX to do the same style of doco with "a celebration of Cinemascope" and a "Fabulous Foxes" and a "Technicolour Two hours" compilation we would sing their praises, instead of moaning the vault is locked. Start with MARILYN. This documentary is a major discovery for anyone in any century.

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