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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.


George Cukor


Norman Krasna (written for the screen by), Hal Kanter (additional material)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


A copy of "Variety" has editorial copy on back page; in reality, back page of this publication always features ads. See more »


Prologue Narrator: Jean-Marc bought a balloon factory and prospered. He was a completely dedicated man - interested in balloons of every kind. He died in 1777 leaving well over 300,000 francs. The cause of death was listed as, uh, excessive interest in balloons.
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Referenced in Quantum Leap: Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) See more »


Give Me the Simple Life
Written by Rube Bloom and Harry Ruby
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A poor film only occasionally brought to life by Marilyn's performances
11 January 2009 | by csrothwecSee all my reviews

I quite enjoyed the 'set pieces' with Marilyn doing her stuff singing 'My heart belongs to Daddy' etc. but watching the film turned increasingly more irritable through having to watch, ('endure' might be a more appropriate verb), the scenes between Marilyn's appearances. Montand is simply miscast and one begins to feel simply sorry for him after the first few scenes, (whilst remembering him in such movies as 'The wages of fear'), and, apart from the ever-reliable Wilfrid Hyde-White, I thought the inputs/cameos by the other 'stars' were either so short as to be inconsequential, (Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly), or just simply atrocious, (i.e. Merton Berl and Tony Randall! Churchill said Britain and the USA were 'divided by a common language' but how on earth Randall and Berl could ever be classified by use of the word 'comedians' remains, on the basis on their inputs to this movie, a total and complete mystery to this particular Brit! I began to cringe when they appeared for yet another squirm-inducingly UNfunny escapade, (Berl's walking on his heels or Randall looking lost and dejected yet again, for example)). Verdict: hardly worth the effort of viewing apart from Marliyn's set-pieces. Set the remote to 'FFW' in between these.

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Release Date:

8 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billionaire See more »


Box Office


$3,585,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm mag-optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)| 4-Track Stereo (magnetic tracks) (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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