Billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue. He goes to the theatre, where he sees Amanda rehearsing a song, and the director thinks him an actor suited to play himself in the revue. He takes the part in order to see more of Amanda.
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Some mythical musical numbers can be found here with a luscious Marilyn. A film about the intertwining of Art and Money. Money is the main theme of each scene. Is this Arthur Miller's contribution to the screenplay? Highly recommended.
I felt bad and the same time giving a salute' to Montand's effort for tryin to not outshining Marilyn's ( whose giving a not-oftently a dumb-blonde persona in here) appearance here. And yeah.. salute to the cameos too! ^ ^
Marilyn Monroe shines, naturally, despite the dustiness of the plot. She shines even more in the film's highlight, the 'My Heart belongs to Daddy' number on a very cool jazz musical arrangement, with a choreography by her long time partner and coach Jack Cole. The rest is lazy or mildly amusing at best. The whole affair is really saved by Monroe's liveliness who gives some depth to her role.
A good premise and opening number by Monroe open this comedy that quickly falls flat from the mechanics of the script and limited chemistry between the leads. The few laughs to be had and the cameos are the highlights.