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Marilyn Monroe - The Final Days
Marilyn Monroe - The Final Days
Actors: James Coburn, Gene Allen, Steve Allen, Lauren Bacall, George Barris
Director: Patty Ivins Specht
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 30min

Over 40 years after Marilyn Monroe's death halted production on 20th Century Fox's light comedy Something's Got To Give, this celebration of the ultimate screen goddess offers viewers the world premiere of the edited recon...  more »


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Actors: James Coburn, Gene Allen, Steve Allen, Lauren Bacall, George Barris
Director: Patty Ivins Specht
Creators: Patty Ivins Specht, Erika Schroeder, Jason Fine, Kevin Burns, Michael D. Stevens, Scott Hartford, Monica Bider
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 08/02/2005
Original Release Date: 06/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/2001
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Something's Got to Give - The Last Act
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 01/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The very touching "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days". Narrated by James Cobourn, it's an open and honest look at what took place in the last few months of Marilyn's life, and the problems she was having while filming her final film. It's practically a day by day, sometimes an hour by hour account of the events leading to Marilyn's death. Her many missed days on the set of due to poor health and assorted maladies, caused the cast and crew many problems. But..she was Marilyn, and the stars, her Doctors, Susan Strassberg,and others close to her during her last days speak about those very emotional days. Some of these interviews alone, are keepsakes from greats no longer with us. There is also never-before-seen footage and some wonderful scenes of Marilyn interacting with the children of the film. Other great footage, includes the famous Birthday party scene for President Kennedy, and the nude scenes she did in the pool for the film.

Immediately following the documentary there is an edited, reconstruction of the scenes shot for the film. This film, also starring Dean Martin, "Something's Got To Give", which was to be a remake of the Grant/Dunne film "My Favorite Wife", finally saw an audience as "Move Over Darling" with James Garner and Doris Day.

This is an absolute must for MM fans. It's a piece of cinematic history to be treasured. It may also be purchased as part ofMarilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection- a fabulous set.

it is also sold singley here:Marilyn Monroe - The Final Days-check for best deal and availability

The DVD runs nearly 2 hours in total.

also recommended:
Some Like It Hot
Don't Bother to Knock [VHS]
(both also on DVD)
Long Live our hearts!
Regina Jones | Baxley, GA USA | 03/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that this review was very interesting, honest, and even sad at times. I thought that the author did a great job with the writing. It didn't bring her down or anything and it wasn't negative. It seemed to portray her in a very honest open way. It was great to get to see "Something's Got to Give." This is a portion of the last film she would make because she died while filming it. It is an honor to own it and a great keepsake. They show a piece of the final cut of the movie at the end of this documentation. It runs about 45 minutes. It was very good. I enjoyed the whole thing. I was very pleased."
Marilyn At Her Very Best
MM | Phoenix,AZ | 09/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Outstanding DVD. A HUGE Marilyn fan I own every movie in which she appeared from the walk on in "Love Happy" to her final film "The Misfits" and always felt cheated there was no partical release of "Something's Got To Give". I purchased every 8x10 glossy from the production set I could find to fill the void. The wait is now over. Here in this DVD is a look into the production, interviews with the cast, writer and director, fantastic stills and costume takes. The narration is insightful and not judgemental. Best of all it includes a pieced together look from what available footage they had at what "Something's Got To Give" would have looked like had it ever made it to the screen. A real treat. This is a must have for any Monroe fan. She was over weight in her last two films and lost weight for this film and looked better than she had in years. A true must see. Marilyn at her very best!"
Gorgeous at 36
A. L. Roberts | Bisbee, AZ | 04/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"She never looked better. This exquisite, albeit flawed, beauty is beautifully portrayed in this attractive production. What a loss her untimely death was. I highly recommend this film to all MM fans."