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Something's Got to Give (1962)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Walter Bernstein; Nunnally Johnson

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

Remake of My Favorite Wife (1940). Unfinished due to Monroe's death.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cyd Charisse
8-Mar-1922 17-Jun-2008 Vamp dancer in Singin' in the Rain
Wally Cox
6-Dec-1924 15-Feb-1973 Mr. Peepers
Dean Martin
7-Jun-1917 25-Dec-1995 Member of Rat Pack
John McGiver
5-Nov-1913 9-Sep-1975 Midnight Cowboy
Marilyn Monroe
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Phil Silvers
11-May-1911 1-Nov-1985 You're in the Army Now
Grady Sutton
5-Apr-1906 17-Sep-1995 The Bank Dick
Tom Tryon
14-Jan-1926 4-Sep-1991 The Other


Review by anonymous (posted on 10-Feb-2007)

The film itself is actually slow and dull. But as always, the only thing that makes it worth watching is to see Marilyn. Her acting in this film is superb and startlingly real and shows talent beyond the mere character or script. Her emotion is overwhelming, her comic timing perfect, her beauty unequaled. Her manner and movement more naturally glamorous than any other woman in history. To a real professional who knows acting and who knows the business it it obvious she had very little to work with on this film, but as the true professional she was (contrary to the lies told about her in the press) she did what she always had done and made the very most of a weak character and a B movie script. People who criticize Marilyn have very little understanding of real acting, or of people. I give this film one star, but Marilyn's performance, I give 4 stars.

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