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3.6
590 Ratings

Monkey Business

Directed by Howard Hawks
United States, 1952
Comedy

Synopsis

Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist working on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. While trying a sample dose on himself, he accidentally gets a dose of a mixture added to the water cooler and believes his potion is what is working.

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Monkey Business Directed by Howard Hawks

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1953 | Nominee: Best Actress - Comedy or Musical

Viennale

2009

Critics reviews

Starting with the credit sequence, a mini-meta-masterwork in which Cary Grant repeatedly misses his cue, Howard Hawks’s 1952 science comedy is a summit of comic invention.
June 09, 2017
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Although technically a fantasy, this characteristically grim Howard Hawks comedy about the fear of aging and the worship of youth is arguably one of his most honest and realistic, therefore among the most frightening.
September 01, 2009
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