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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Amanda Dell
... Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas
... Alexander Coffman
Frankie Vaughan ... Tony Danton
... George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
David Burns ... Oliver Burton
Michael David ... Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn ... Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr. ... Abe Miller
... Charlie Lamont
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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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$6,540,000
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(35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Writer Norman Krasna initially viewed the male lead as one the audience would view as a kind of a "shitkicker" - a Gary Cooper or a Jimmy Stewart. Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, James Stewart and Yul Brynner all turned down the male lead. Yves Montand was cast after starring in The Crucible (1957) (US title: The Crucible), based on a play also written by Miller. See more »

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When Amanda jogs out of theater, she passes same stores twice. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Dell: Charm him? I could murder him!
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COOL IT BABY
Written by Carroll Coates
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Just Not That Great.
6 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was pretty unimpressed with this movie, to be frank. There was something about every aspect of it that didn't quite add up and you're left with an essentially dull film, which you're not really too concerned about by the end. I am a huge fan of Marilyn but I don't feel she was at all her best in this picture, and I don't think that's entirely her fault - the film around her is incredibly flimsy. The dialogue is often wooden and unconvincing, and Montand's character and his storyline are just totally unbelievable - nothing of what he says or what he does was convincing to me and this really brought the film down very hard and very quickly. The musical numbers are pretty standard fair and were nothing Marilyn hadn't done before. The film didn't make me laugh and I didn't care what happened to the characters. If anything I was only sad the talented Marilyn Monroe was a part of the film - as her portfolio shows she was deserving of far higher quality films than this. I can't recommend the film as it's not really worth your time and you probably won't enjoy it - if you just want to see all of Monroe's film's than see it, but otherwise don't bother.


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