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Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (1990)

An account of Marilyn Monroe's last days as she worked on the uncompleted film, "Something's Got to Give", told through interviews with her co-workers.


Henry Schipper


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Credited cast:
Henry Schipper Henry Schipper ... Himself - Fox Entertainment News
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Allen Gene Allen ... Himself - Associate Producer 'Something's Got to Give'
Walter Bernstein Walter Bernstein ... Himself - Screenwriter 'Something's Got to Give'
David Bretherton David Bretherton ... Himself - Editor 'Something's Got to Give'
Cyd Charisse ... Herself (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)
Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)
Joan Greenson Joan Greenson ... Herself (as Joan Greenson Aebi)
Alexandra Heilweil Alexandra Heilweil ... Herself
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Dean Martin ... Himself (archive footage)
Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)
Evelyn Moriarty Evelyn Moriarty ... Herself - Monroe's Stand-In 'Something's Got to Give'
Robert Christopher Morley Robert Christopher Morley ... Himself (as Christopher Morley)
Farah Pahlavi ... Herself (archive footage) (as Empress Farah)


An account of Marilyn Monroe's last days as she worked on the uncompleted film, "Something's Got to Give", told through interviews with her co-workers.

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13 December 1990 (USA) See more »

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Marilyn: Ihr letzter Film See more »

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Dean Martin had a clause in his contract for "Something's Got to Give" that gave him approval of his co-star. When 20th Century-Fox famously fired Marilyn Monroe and tried to replace her with Lee Remick, Martin balked and insisted Marilyn be re-hired. Just days before Monroe's death from a drug overdose, Fox relented and agreed to resume production with Marilyn. It is not known if Monroe was aware of this when she took her own life. See more »


Edited from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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Good previously unseen footage.
6 June 2000 | by joxanneSee all my reviews

The film Somethings Got to Give shows rare footage of the tragic film icon Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with Marilyn looking radiant and beautiful. The film also includes interviews with the cast and crew of Somethings Got to Give who lend an insight into the filming of Monroe's final and unfinished film. I would have enjoyed more footage from the film as I believe the film would have benefited had it been longer. However, the footage of Marilyn was still beautiful to see.

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