Let’s Make Love


(out of 5)

The last musical  ever appeared in was this so-so romantic vehicle co-starring .  He plays a wealthy corporation owner and notorious bachelor who learns that a local theatre company is lampooning him in their latest musical production. He decides to investigate and possibly sue, and ends up auditioning for the role of himself instead (which he almost doesn’t get). Once he meets his leading lady (Monroe), he prefers to maintain the charade that he’s a struggling actor in order to impress her and maybe get a little romance (or a bit of what the title is suggesting). Some cute songs and enjoyable choreography, and Monroe’s work is top-notch (especially in her “My Heart Belongs To Daddy” number), but without her it never would have been remembered. Cameo appearances are made by Milton Berle,  and .

Jerry Wald Productions

USA, 1960

Directed by George Cukor

Screenplay by , additional material by 

Cinematography by 

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , Milton Berle, ,

Academy Award Nomination
Best Music (Music Score of a Musical Picture) (Lionel Newman, Earle H. Hagen)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Motion Picture-Musical

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Written American Musical

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best Foreign Actor (Yves Montand)

LetsMake Love


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