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Let's Make It Legal (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 July 1952 (Finland)
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The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

Director:

Richard Sale

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play by), I.A.L. Diamond (screen play by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Miriam Halsworth
Macdonald Carey ... Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott ... Victor Macfarland
Barbara Bates ... Barbara Denham
Robert Wagner ... Jerry Denham
Marilyn Monroe ... Joyce Mannering
Frank Cady ... Ferguson
Harry Harvey ... Postman (as Harry Harvey Sr.)
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Storyline

The divorce of Hugh and Miriam Halsworth becomes final at midnight. Hugh wouldn't dream of calling it off, but can't abandon his rose garden. Things change that afternoon, though, when Miriam's old suitor Victor Macfarland checks into the hotel where Hugh is publicity man. With Miriam's daughter Barbara rooting for Hugh and son-in-law Jerry rooting for Victor, things are unlikely to be resolved by midnight... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

It's 10% Illegal-40% Improper-100% HILARIOUS! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Claudette Colbert was nearly ten years older than both Macdonald Carey and Zachary Scott, though she does not look it. See more »

Goofs

When Zachary Scott's character 'Vic' first greets MacDonald Carey's character 'Hugh', he accidentally refers to Carey as "Vic". See more »

Quotes

Miriam Halsworth: We can't be rude to Victor, can we?
Hugh Halsworth: I'd like to make it my life's work.
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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The Loveliest Night of the Year
(aka "Sobre las olas"/ "Over the Waves")
Written by Juventino Rosas
Heard as a theme when Miriam has dinner in Victor's room
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An almost unbearable movie,even Colbert and Monroe can't save it
20 July 1999 | by tigrtrapSee all my reviews

This is quite possibly the worst Marilyn Monroe movie I have ever seen,it's not poor Marilyn's fault though. If you want to blame anyone for ruining this movie blame Barbara Bates and Robert Wagner. All Bates does in this movie is whine and complain , and she doesn't do it very well either.Wagner is Bates' husband who wants her to stop trying to get her divorced parents back together, and just like Bates, he gets so annoying you just want to slap him by the end of the movie. The two saving graces of "Let's Make is Legal" are Claudette Colbert and Marilyn Monroe, who doesn't have enough screen time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Call Me Mother See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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