Let's Make Love

1960

Let's Make Love

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In this George Cukor musical, Marilyn Monroe stars as the lead in a Broadway show that spoofs a famous billionaire (Yves Montand). He plans to have the show shut down immediately--until he becomes instantly smitten with its star.

Cast

Marilyn Monroe
as Amanda Dell
Yves Montand
as Jean-Marc Clement / Alexander Dumas
Tony Randall
as Alexander Coffman
David Burns
as Oliver Burton
Frankie Vaughan
as Tony Danton
Michael David
as Dave Kerry
Mara Lynn
as Lily Nyles
Dennis King Jr.
as Abe Miller
Joe Besser
as Lamont
Madge Kennedy
as Miss Manners
John Craven
as Comstock
Oscar Beregi
as Chauffeur
Larry Thor
as Wilson
Richard Fowler
as Van Cliburn
John Gatti
as Elvis Presley
Marian Manners
as Maria Callas
Geraldine Wall
as Miss Hansen
Milton Berle
as Guest Star
Bing Crosby
as Guest Star
Gene Kelly
as Guest Star
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Critic Reviews for Let's Make Love

All Critics (15) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (5)

  • Most of its musical numbers are letdowns but there is a generous amount of entertainment...

    Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Let's Make Love is a disaster for everyone concerned... It is all a great pity because Miss Monroe has charm, naturalness and a real comedic gift.

    Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Monroe is simply terrific, while Milton Berle is a riot in his glorified cameo. If only a more vibrant and charismatic leading man had been chosen!

    Jul 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Cukor's movie is less successful as a musical than as a star vehicle (one of her very last) for Marilyn Monroe, who is at her sexiest.

    Jun 2, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Cukor ... directs with all the panache of an unwanted contractual obligation. Indeed, Marilyn disliked the script but accepted Let's Make Love to fulfill her Fox contract.

    Jul 26, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Monroe is typically captivating even if this isn't vintage Cukor.

    Jan 23, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Let's Make Love

  • Mar 05, 2011
    Not a big fan of the story but the musical numbers are awesome.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2010
    This has got to be my least favorite movie starring Marilyn Monroe, mainly because it is a waste of talent. The idea is interesting to a degree, but when your lead character doesn't have charisma and Marilyn is only used as a mannequin it becomes frustrating. I would say that with a better male lead, this might have been amazing, but what's left is a mixed bag. The only real bonus to the movie is seeing Marilyn Monroe in underwear for the majority of her screen time whilst singing about sex.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2009
    let's make love is possibly marilyns best. it's at least in my top 3 along with river of no return and gentlemen prefer blondes. it's solid from the start all the way down to the little details such as bing crosby making a five minute appearance to train our billionaire protagonist how to dance. the support from tony randall as clements assistant coffman and wilfred hyde-white as george welch. it begins with marilyn dancing and singing seductively in some black tights and a big blue cardigan of all things unsexy, but it's so memorable because of it. just goes to prove some will look good in anything... but then there's so many funny parts. focusing on marilyn again here but there's one point where she just quips "when you get up on that stage just think to yourself i'm a louse, i'm a louse, i'm a louse" when she's encouraging him to play himself to his full potential little realising he actually is him. sound confusing? just watch it! marilyn at her most theatrical!
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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