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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 Clément
Tony Randall ... Alexander Kaufman
Frankie Vaughan ... Tony Danton
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... George Welch (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
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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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

8 September 1960 (USA) See more »

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Billionaire See more »

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Budget:

$3,585,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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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

Co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand, married to other people, embarked on an ill-fated affair (following Monroe's failure to snare Frankie Vaughan) during the shooting of the film. 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

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

Edited into Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Marilyn Monroe
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Yves Montand and Marily: an affair that HAD to happen
20 August 2003 | by alicecbrSee all my reviews

Without what we know about her now, this movie wouldn't be worth the time it took to watch it. However, now we know about what was going on while the movie was being shot, you can see the attraction between her and Msieu Montand, whose wife took him back afterwards. It's funny, since I've seen him in a French movie, where HIS wife was unfaithful and how he copes with that. What goes around comes around, I suppose.

Montand has to act silly, which must have been as painful for him as it was for his character, a multi-billionaire trying to win Miss Musical Star, Marilyn. Watching the male singer in this movie was funny, as it reminds you of the 40s and the Dean Martin style crooners. Watching Bing Crosby and Milton Berl teach Yves how to sing and be funny was a hoot!!! "Don't 'bubba-boo-boo', or you'll get arrested," Bing suggests. Watching Milton berl walk on his ankles wasn't all that funny, but this was the 60s after all.

I liked the musical numbers, and watching Yves' face do all its rubbery wrinkling numbers. He may have been a great actor because he could put on so many different expressions, but his best movie was the one where he's trying to run for office in a crooked Banana Republic (sorta like our present government), a Cost-Grava film.

See this one just to remind you of how beautiful, how vulnerable, Marilyn was: 2 years from her suicide????!!!! She really had some nice moves, and a great figure when a tummy wasn't considered obscene (in our day of anorexic sexy?? stars).


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