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Monkey Business
Monkey Business
Actors: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe
Director: Howard Hawks
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
UR     2002     1hr 37min

Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers star in this classic comedy about a chemist who discovers the secret of eternal youth. For years, Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Grant) has been working on a youth-restoring serum with li...  more »

     
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Actors: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Hugh Marlowe
Director: Howard Hawks
Creators: Milton R. Krasner, Howard Hawks, Sol C. Siegel, Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, Harry Segall, I.A.L. Diamond
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Classic Comedies, Cary Grant, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 05/14/2002
Original Release Date: 09/05/1952
Theatrical Release Date: 09/05/1952
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Enjoyable, but dated...and that "restoration"...???
Dan | Seattle, WA United States | 07/24/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I commend Ed Uyeshima for his spot-on 3-star review.

While the film certainly has it's moments, it's one of those movies that doesn't live up to one's fond childhood memories, perhaps because the comedy too often relies on dated pratfall schtick and sped-up camera sequences.

But what's up with this so-called 'restoration'? The copy I watched (The Diamond Collection) presented a comparison of 'before' and 'after' sequences from the film, side by side. To make this short, the 'before' images were far superior to the 'after', which were so devoid of any nuances, that Ginger Roger's black dress often blended in with the background, and even worse, Cary Grant's face was so dark, it looked like he was wearing blackface in many scenes. Seriously...waaaay too much contrast, with almost no subtle in-between tones. Very disappointing and distracting to say the least, almost unwatchable in places.

Someone needs to re-restore it. No doubt techniques have improved since this unfortunate attempt."