Monkey Business

Monkey Business (1952)

It's some fun!

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Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.

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  • Cary Grant

    as Barnaby Fulton
  • Ginger Rogers

    as Edwina Fulton
  • Charles Coburn

    as Oliver Oxley
  • Marilyn Monroe

    as Lois Laurel
  • Hugh Marlowe

    as Hank Entwhistle
  • Henri Letondal

    as Jerome Kitzel
  • Robert Cornthwaite

    as Dr. Zoldeck
  • Larry Keating

    as G.J. Culverly
  • Douglas Spencer

    as Dr. Brunner
  • Esther Dale

    as Mrs. Rhinelander
  • George Winslow

    as Little Indian
  • Kathleen Freeman

    as Mrs. Brannigan (uncredited)
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Writing I. A. L. Diamond Screenplay
Writing Charles Lederer Screenplay
Directing Howard Hawks Director
Writing Ben Hecht Screenplay
Sound Leigh Harline Music
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Camera Milton Krasner Director of Photography
Sound W.D. Flick Sound
Production Sol C. Siegel Producer
Sound Lionel Newman Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Designer
Editing William B. Murphy Editor
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Other
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Sound Earle Hagen Orchestrator
Writing Harry Segall Story
Crew Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Art George Patrick Art Direction