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Monkey Business (1952) was a Comedy - Science Fiction Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

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Review: Monkey Business (1931)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 17, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“Love flies out the door when money flies innuendo.” – Groucho Marx To call on an unforgivable quip worthy of The Marx Brothers, this film is a barrel of laughs. Hardy Har Har. I promise. Never again. I’ll leave it to the professionals. I never was much for comedy anyway̷... Read full article


MOVIE SCIENTIST BLOGATHON: Monkey Business (1952)

on Sep 8, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Christina Wehner and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting, for the second time mind you, the Movie Scientist Blogathon. The good, the mad and the lonely lab rats can be found online from September 8 - 10. My guy, Barnaby Fulton, is one of the good ones. Day 1 recap Day 2 recap Day 3 recap ... Read full article


MOVIE SCIENTIST BLOGATHON: Monkey Business (1952)

on Sep 8, 2017 From Caftan Woman

Christina Wehner and Ruth of Silver Screenings are hosting, for the second time mind you, the Movie Scientist Blogathon. The good, the mad and the lonely lab rats can be found online from September 8 - 10. My guy, Barnaby Fulton, is one of the good ones. Barnaby and Edwina Fulton Cary Grant,... Read full article


Monkey Business (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I always was under the assumption that the screwball comedy died off in the 1940s with homages coming out years later. Is there such a thing as neo-screwball comedies? Anyways, after watching Monkey Business I feel it is necessary to reevaluate that general conclusion. Here is a film from Howard Haw... Read full article


Monkey Business (1952)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2015 From 4 Star Films

I always was under the assumption that the screwball comedy died off in the 1940s with homages coming out years later. Is there such a thing as neo-screwball comedies? Anyways, after watching Monkey Business I feel it is necessary to reevaluate that general conclusion. Here is a film from Howard Haw... Read full article


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Quotes from

Bit Boy: Mister, will you play with us?
Bit Boy: We need a nice tall man to play maypole.
Hank Entwhistle: I'm sorry, but I haven't time now.
Little Indian: Don't you like children?
Hank Entwhistle: Of course I like children.
Little Indian: Why are you mean to them then?
Hank Entwhistle: I'm not mean to them.


Mrs. Edwina Fulton: [on phone] Hello, Hank.
Hank Entwhistle: Edwina!
Mrs. Edwina Fulton: Can you come over to my house?
Hank Entwhistle: What's wrong?
Mrs. Edwina Fulton: It's Barnaby. He threw a whole bucket of paint all over me! See!


Mrs. Edwina Fulton: [acting like 8 years olds after taking some of the formula]
[picks up paint brush and paints Barnaby]
Mrs. Edwina Fulton: I'll tell my mother!
Dr. Barnaby Fulton: [picks up his own paint brush and paints Edwina] Here's one for your mother.
Mrs. Edwina Fulton: [gets more paint on her brush and paints Barnaby again] I'll tell Hank Entwhistle!
Dr. Barnaby Fulton: [gets more paint and paints Edwina again] Here's two for Hank Entwhistle.


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Facts about

The off-screen voice during the opening credits is director Howard Hawks.
The official premiere was on September 2, 1952 at the Stanley Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marilyn Monroe was on hand as she was already in town to be the Grand Marshal for the Labor Day parade festivities.
The address that Edwina gives when she calls the police was Ginger Rogers' real-life address: 1605 Gilcrest.
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