Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

Let's Make Love Overview:

Let's Make Love (1960) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringLionel Newman, Earle H. HagenNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Gene Kelly's Brief Sojourn, "Let's Make Love" (1960)

By The Lady Eve on Aug 21, 2012 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

The Classic Movie Blog Association is sponsoring the Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon from August 20 - 25 and this is my contribution to the event. Please click here for links to the other participating blogs. ~ 1960 was the year that Echo I an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia... Read full article


Gene Kelly's Brief Sojourn, "Let's Make Love" (1960)

By The Lady Eve on Aug 21, 2012 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

The Classic Movie Blog Association is sponsoring the Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon from August 20 - 25 and this is my contribution to the event. Please click here for links to the other participating blogs. ~ 1960 was the year that Echo I an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia... Read full article


Gene Kelly's Brief Sojourn, "Let's Make Love" (1960)

By The Lady Eve on Aug 21, 2012 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

The Classic Movie Blog Association is sponsoring the Gene Kelly Centennial Blogathon from August 20 - 25 and this is my contribution to the event. Please click here for links to the other participating blogs. ~ 1960 was the year that Echo I an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Russia... Read full article


See all Let's Make Love articles

Quotes from

Amanda Dell: Listen. There used to be an actor. He played Abraham Lincoln for so many years - this is true - he grew his own beard. He went around in a shawl and you know what they used to say? 'He looks like Lincoln. He talks like Lincoln. But he won't be satisfied until he gets shot!'


Amanda Dell: My name is... Lolita... and uh... I'm not supposed to... play... with boys!


Jean-Marc Clement: How do people in show business look?
Amanda Dell: They don't. I mean a girl can walk around backstage with nothing on except her good will and nobody will even turn his head. The same girl, fully dressed, walks down an aisle of clerks in an office - pinched black and blue. What's the matter with you people, anyway?


read more quotes from Let's Make Love...

Facts about

Arthur Miller revised the script so that more emphasis was given to his wife, Marilyn Monroe. Gregory Peck, originally cast opposite Monroe, left the project, unhappy about the way his role had been diminished. He said the script was "now about as funny as pushing grandma down the stairs in a wheelchair." In addition he did not want to work with Monroe after hearing about her reputation for being late every day. Rock Hudson was considered an ideal replacement based on his ability to play comedy, but Universal would not release him. That pleased Monroe, who wanted Montand for the part.
Married co-stars Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand embarked on an ill-fated affair during the shooting of the film.
Writer Norman Krasna initially viewed the male lead as one the audience would view as a kind of a "shitkicker" - a Gary Cooper or a Jimmy Stewart. Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, James Stewart and Yul Brynner all turned down the male lead. Yves Montand was cast after starring in The Crucible (US title: The Crucible), based on a play also written by Miller.
read more facts about Let's Make Love...
Share this page:

Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1960











See more Academy Awards>>
Also directed by George Cukor




More about George Cukor >>
Also produced by Jerry Wald




More about Jerry Wald >>
Also released in 1960




See All 1960 films >>
error