Let's Make It Legal

Let's Make It Legal

Director: Richard Sale Cast: Claudette Colbert, MacDonald Carey, Zachary Scott


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Richard Sale's marriage comedy Let's Make It Legal is probably best known as one of Marilyn Monroe's early films. This fact is surely the main reason the film was allowed to debut on DVD. The film is presented in a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital Mono. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but fans of old-fashioned Hollywood comedies should greatly enjoy this 20th Century Fox title.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2004
UPC: 0024543113744
Original Release: 1951
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:16:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Miriam Denham
MacDonald Carey Hugh Halsworth
Zachary Scott Victor Macfarland
Barbara Bates Barbara Denham
Robert Wagner Jerry Denham
Marilyn Monroe Joyce
Frank Cady Ferguson
Jim Hayward Gardener
Carol Savage Miss Jessup
Paul Gerrits Milkman
Vicki Raaf Hugh's Secretary
Ralph Sanford Police Lieutenant
Harry Denny Hotel Manager
Harry Harvey Postman
Betty Jane Bowan Secretary
Renny McEvoy Actor
Frank Sully Laborer
Beverly Thompson Reporter
Wilson Wood Reporter
Abe Dinovitch Laborer
Kathleen Freeman Reporter
James Magill Reporter
Roger Moore Reporter
Michael Ross Policeman
Jack Mather Policeman

Technical Credits
Richard Sale Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Robert Bassler Producer
Mortimer Braus Original Story
I.A.L. Diamond Screenwriter
Robert Fritch Editor
Frederick Hugh Herbert Screenwriter
Albert Hogsett Art Director
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles
2. The Plant Expert
3. The Happy Family
4. Dad
5. Mr. Macfarland
6. Flowers From Victor
7. Why Are You Here?
8. Hugh's Plea
9. Victor Steps In
10. Daddy Is Sulking
11. Going Out
12. A Ring
13. A Speech
14. A Change in Plans
15. Angry Women
16. Gambling on Love
17. The Police
18. Reporters
19. A Call From Victor
20. A Roll of the Dice

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Let's Make It Legal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Let's Make It Legal' is the delightful little comedy about a grandmother (Claudette Colbert) who, after divorcing her husband, Hugh (Macdonald Carey) discovers that an old flame, Victor (Zachary Scott)intends on pursuing her. Victor is `the man that got away,¿ a golden boy who reveals that the reason he left town so many years ago was that Hugh beat him in a game of dice for the grandmother¿s affections. Shameless! Robert Wagner costars as Hugh¿s devilish son-in-law who is determined to marry off his grandmother so that he and his wife can start living a normal, un-pampered existence. So where's Marilyn Monroe in all this? She's the sexy siren that Hugh¿s helping advance her career and she¿s in hot pursuit of Vic's affections. But Vic¿s all ice when it comes to her charms. Go figure. It's a good thing this film wasn't included as part of Marilyn Monroe: The Diamond Collection because for all its cuddliness, this one's more cubic zirconium. Lots to smile about with this transfer! The black and white picture genuinely sparkles. Blacks are solid, the gray scale is perfectly balanced and age related artifacts are, for the most part, nonexistent. Minor edge enhancement and some video noise (particularly in plaid patterns) crop up now and then but truthfully, this is a superb looking transfer. The audio has been re-channeled to two stem stereo with predictable limited range. Nevertheless the soundtrack is smooth. Even if you're not a fan of Monroe (and I'd like to meet the man who isn't!) this silly little programmer is easy on the eyes and tingly all over, but especially on the heart.