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Let's Make It Legal (1951)

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A lightweight comedy about a couple who divorce after twenty years of marriage because the wife is tired of his chronic gambling. When the wife's old boyfriend, now a millionaire, comes back in town, a love triangle sets the complications in motion. Good, solid performances.

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Cast

Claudette Colbert
as Miriam Halsworth
Macdonald Carey
as Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott
as Victor Macfarland
Robert Wagner
as Jerry Denham
Barbara Bates
as Barbara Denham
Frank Cady
as Ferguson
Jim Hayward
as Gardener
Carol Savage
as Miss Jessup
Paul Gerrits
as Milkman
Vicki Raaf
as Hugh's Secretary
Vici Raaf
as Hugh's Secretary
Joan Fisher
as Baby Annabella
Renny McEvoy
as Reporter
Wilson Wood
as Reporter
James Magill
as Reporter
Roger Moore
as Reporter
Frank Sully
as Laborer
Jack Mather
as Policeman
Michael Ross
as Policeman
Harry Denny
as Hotel Manager
Harry Harvey
as Mailman
Ralph Sanford
as Police Lieutenant
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Audience Reviews for Let's Make It Legal

It's the 50's: everyone is dressed up at work and at home, pitchers of dry martinis are the order of the day, and liberal use of DDT is the best bet for killing aphids on roses. You can't help but smile at some of this stuff. There's nothing terribly amazing about the script in this romantic comedy, which has a couple (Claudette Colbert and Macdonald Carey) divorcing after 20 years of marriage, and a jet-setter and old flame (Zachary Scott) swooping in on her. What's fun is the cast - Colbert is a delight and looks fantastic at age 48, her son-in-law is played by a slender 21-year-old Robert Wagner, and a blonde fortune hunter who appears in a few scenes is played by 25-year-old Marilyn Monroe, right before she became mega-famous. It's light entertainment with a cutesy ending.

Antonius Block
Antonius Block

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½

Remember the golden days of the 40's and 50's, with all the drama and frivolity of musicals and comedies. Yeah, this didn't fit into that category at all. A short, petty "comedy" about the eccentricities of divorce, and the beginnings of the lives of newlyweds, there was little to comment on kindly. It was so short the plot had nowhere to develop, the comedy, when someone tried for a laugh, was lacking, and the cast of brilliant stars (Claudette Colbert, Robert Wagner, Marilyn Monroe) weren't given a foot to stand on. Unless you're a diehard Monroe fan, steer clear of this borefest.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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