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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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MARILYN MONROE and YVES MONTAND the French entertainment sensation! doing what they do best in LET'S MAKE LOVE See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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

Marilyn Monroe disliked the script for this movie; she only signed on to end her contract with 20th Century Fox. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in contemporary 1960 New York City, the taxicab prominently featured is a 1947 DeSoto, typical of the Post-WWII era, but long since retired by 1960; obviously, it's a TCF studio prop left over from an earlier era. See more »

Quotes

Jean-Marc Clement: You don't hold your liquor very well.
Alexander Coffman: It's not leaking out any place.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Yves Montand (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

HEY YOU WITH THE CRAZY EYES
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Frankie Vaughan
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Not Bad, Not Great
12 November 2003 | by wglennSee all my reviews

This is by no means a great film, but I was pleasantly surprised in the end. Montand and Monroe both do good jobs. Tony Randall is always enjoyable, and Milton Berle has a great time teaching Montand how to be funny, the best comic moment of the film. Having just seen Montand in The Wages of Fear, one of the most intense movies ever made, it was interesting to see him goofing off and having a good time. This role takes him back to some of the songs he sang early in his career, not long after Edith Piaf discovered him. I only wish he had been able to sing more in the movie. I'm not a big fan of Monroe - her dumb-blonde routine generally irritates me - but she seems more vulnerable in this film, more pleasant to watch. She particularly impressed me in the musical numbers. Unfortunately, the costume designer did a lousy job - everything seems too big on her, or just tacky. Compare these costumes to those of Bardot in Une Parisenne, made around the same time period. There are ways and then there are ways to show off a body like that of Bardot or Monroe. All in all, this is a light piece of fluff, with some humorous moments, some sappy moments, some good musical numbers, some bad writing, some good cameos by Berle, Bing, and Gene Kelly, a silly storyline, Yves Montand, Monroe, and a good dose of fun.


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