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Monkey Business (5-Sep-1952)

Director: Howard Hawks

Writers: I. A. L. Diamond; Ben Hecht; Charles Lederer; Harry Segall

Music: Leigh Harline

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Comedy, Immortality, Monkeys, Experiment Gone Awry

A laboratory scientist believes he has invented a formula to make people younger, though in fact it was accidentally mixed by his test subject, a chimpanzee named Esther. After observing the effects on both himself and his wife, he feels he must destroy the invention, while the company owners have other ideas.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Coburn
17-Jun-1877 30-Aug-1961 The More the Merrier
Esther Dale
10-Nov-1885 23-Jul-1961 Curly Top
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Larry Keating
13-Jun-1896 26-Aug-1963 Roger Addison on Mister Ed
Hugh Marlowe
30-Jan-1911 2-May-1982 Jim Matthews on Another World
Marilyn Monroe
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Ginger Rogers
16-Jul-1911 25-Apr-1995 The Gay Divorcee


Cary Grant   ...   Prof. Barnaby Fulton
Ginger Rogers   ...   Edwina Fulton (wife)
Charles Coburn   ...   Oliver Oxley (company president)
Marilyn Monroe   ...   Lois Laurel (secretary)
Hugh Marlowe   ...   Harvey Entwhistle (Edwina's former boyfriend)
Henri Letondal   ...   Dr. Kitzel
Robert Cornthwaite   ...   Dr. Zoldeck
Larry Keating   ...   Culverly
Douglas Spencer   ...   Dr. Brunner
Esther Dale   ...   Mrs. Rhinelander
George Winslow   ...   Little Indian


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