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Let's Make Love (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 8 September 1960 (USA)
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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.

Director:

George Cukor

Writers:

Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Hal Kanter (additional material)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Monroe ... Amanda Dell
Yves Montand ... Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas
Tony Randall ... Alexander Coffman
Frankie Vaughan Frankie Vaughan ... Tony Danton
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
David Burns David Burns ... Oliver Burton
Michael David Michael David ... Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn Mara Lynn ... Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr. Dennis King Jr. ... Abe Miller
Joe Besser ... Charlie Lamont
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Storyline

Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Doin' What Comes Naturally! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English | French | German | Chinese | Italian | Arabic

Release Date:

8 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billionaire See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,540,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The plot of this film is a reworking of the 1937 musical On the Avenue, but the genders of the two central characters are reversed: in the 1937 film, Madeleine Carroll is the wealthy person who objects to being portrayed in the stage show (i.e. the Yves Montand role), and winds up having a romance with Dick Powell (in the Marilyn Monroe role). See more »

Goofs

A copy of "Variety" has editorial copy on back page; in reality, back page of this publication always features ads. See more »

Quotes

Tony Danton: [singing] Love is a many splintered thing.
Amanda Dell: You meshugana!
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Soundtracks

"GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE
Written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby
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A disappointment!
30 December 1998 | by Pat-54See all my reviews

What makes this a disappointment is this film is so routine. Anyone could have played the lead and it's heartbreaking that Marilyn Monroe, who gave us only a handful of films to remember her by, is so wasted in this. Making it even worse was that this followed her very best film; "Some Like It Hot." But let's face it, any film with Marilyn is watchable. The lady had magic, no matter how poor the vehicle she was in.


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