Originally Posted by wmcclain
Oh, hell. Monkey Business
Correct! Or as some like to refer to it as Howard Hawk's Monkey Business
(1952) to differentiate it from the Marx Brothers' movie of the same name.
If there is one thing I like about online movie streaming from Netflix or Amazon Prime is that it allows for impulse movie watching. I can search for an old Cary Grant movie and pick something from the several available, in this case Monkey Business
. Howard Hawks directing an all-star cast including Marilyn Monroe in a bit part, script co-written by Ben Hecht, it's gotta be funny - right? It's amusing in parts but mainly the comedy falls flat much of the time. All of the actors give a good effort but there is something off kilter in this production. Shot cheaply in the studio for the most part it has the look of a TV series of that period. A one-off effort from Hawks who would go on to do better films in the latter part of his career.
What's it about? It's about a research monkey accidentally creating a cure for aging but the serum's effects are temporary.