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Let's Make Love (1960)




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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.

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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 (16) | Top Critics (2)

Cukor's old skill is evident in the bits of business he finds for his actors, the touches which build up sympathy, the unobtrusively accurate sense of where to place the camera and how to keep a flow of backstage action and dialogue moving.

January 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Marilyn's Heart Belongs to Daddy number (and her practice leotard) are worth the price of the video.

October 3, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
Top Critic

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!

August 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

December 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.

July 11, 2019 | 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.

June 2, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Let's Make Love


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.

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