Monkey Business (1952)

HOWARD HAWKS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB

USA, 1952.   .  Story by , Screenplay by , . Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 1952.

Scientist Cary Grant discovers a formula that can give its taker a new found youthfulness. He starts off testing it on the apes in his laboratory, who all turn frisky and fun and spike his water bottle with the stuff. Now with a huge dosage in him, Grant ends up with the personality of a seven year-old boy, confusing his frustrated wife (Ginger Rogers) until she takes some of it too. Watching these two brilliant comedians fight like grade-schoolers is a treat, as is the entire air of slapstick fun in this hilarious comedy.  Charles Coburn and a delightful Marilyn Monroe also co-star.

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