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Something's Got to Give (1962)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  1 June 2001 (USA)
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Unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife," due to the firing of Marilyn Monroe from the film. She was eventually re-hired, but died in August, 1962. Film was never completed.

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Years after his wife, Ellen, was lost at sea, Nick has her declared legally dead and remarries. That same day, Ellen is rescued from a desert island and returns home. This unfinished remake of "My Favorite Wife" was the last film Marilyn Monroe worked on before her death in 1962. Most of the footage was unseen, until it was restored into a 37-minute short which aired on television on June 1, 2001. Written by L. Hamre

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Trivia

For one sequence in this film, Marilyn Monroe was to wear a flesh-colored bathing suit and appear to be swimming in the nude. When the scene was being filmed, Marilyn doffed the costume and wore only a flesh-colored bikini bottom. During a still photo session after filming the scene, she removed even that. The resulting publicity photos, many with Marilyn's obviously naked back to camera, garnered the film worldwide media coverage. See more »

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Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Come on, the water's so refreshing! You know, after you finish doing, uh... you know.
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Something's Gotta Give
Written by Johnny Mercer
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Music Corporation
Vocal version performed by Frank Sinatra
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Marilyn's last hurrah
28 August 2004 | by (Tucson,Az) – See all my reviews

This brief glimpse of Marilyn's last work is very interesting.She was trying a new look that actually made her look younger than her fiftie's image. It's strange everyone was talking about her age and an older Doris Day eventually played the part with a bleached white Marilyn do!It's well known Cukor hated the assignment and was determined to use his own script. Marilyn didn't have script approval and had to face Cukor's resentment every day. At least her bouffant sidesweep hair style swept the country,giving Marilyn one last hurrah.Cukor's attitude soured Marilyn on the project.She was anxious to leave Fox and get into better movie deals. Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse made good costars. It's one of those films I wish they had finished.Despite the ugly rumors Marilyn was staggering around in a drugged state,she looks wonderful. If they had to fire anybody it should have been Cukor.


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