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Let's Make It Legal

Released Oct 31, 1951 1h 17m Comedy List
Reviews 37% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A woman (Claudette Colbert) divorces her husband (Macdonald Carey) of 20 years because he gambles too much. Read More Read Less
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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Bill Chambers Film Freak Central A mostly worthless film Rated: 1/4 Apr 25, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Colbert should have been given a better script. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Audience Member Good dialog, well paced, enjoyable. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun movie, too many reviewers expect even light comedies to be ï¿ 1/2everythingï¿ 1/2Â? instead of just a little escape from daily life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member It's the 50's: everyone is dressed up at work and at home, pitchers of dry martinis are the order of the day, and liberal use of DDT is the best bet for killing aphids on roses. You can't help but smile at some of this stuff. There's nothing terribly amazing about the script in this romantic comedy, which has a couple (Claudette Colbert and Macdonald Carey) divorcing after 20 years of marriage, and a jet-setter and old flame (Zachary Scott) swooping in on her. What's fun is the cast - Colbert is a delight and looks fantastic at age 48, her son-in-law is played by a slender 21-year-old Robert Wagner, and a blonde fortune hunter who appears in a few scenes is played by 25-year-old Marilyn Monroe, right before she became mega-famous. It's light entertainment with a cutesy ending. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Being a huge Claudette Colbert fan from films of her early days, I was very pleasantly surprised by this screwball comedy from my Marilyn Monroe boxed set. A middle-aged couple's divorce is to be finalized at midnight, though they still love each other, but Colbert is angry because her husband loves gambling, gardening and her, in that order. Their married daughter's family lives in the same house, and while she wants her parents to stay together, the son-in-law wants the mother to reconcile with a wealthy former suitor so they can have independence, and hilarity ensues. Highly recommended for fans of the genre. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member nothing special and not funny... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A woman (Claudette Colbert) divorces her husband (Macdonald Carey) of 20 years because he gambles too much.
Director
Richard Sale
Producer
Robert Bassler
Production Co
Twentieth Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 31, 1951, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jun 1, 2012
Runtime
1h 17m
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