Monkey Business

Cary Grant and Ginger Rogers make a delicious screwball comedy team in this caper directed by Howard Hawks. Grant's a middle-aged fuddy-duddy who may have invented a fountain of youth serum in his laboratory. But when a rampaging chimp mixes it into the water cooler, Grant and wife Rogers regress to their childhood. Marilyn Monroe is also a scream as the dim-bulb secretary to Charles Coburn.
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Attempt to draw out a thin, familiar slapstick idea isn't carried off.
Variety Staff, Variety  full review
Monkey Business ranks with the best works of the American cinema.
Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader  full review
As soon as this gag is established and provokes the obvious guffaws, the subsequent changes rung upon it become just a little dull.
Bosley Crowther, New York Times  full review
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  • Release Year: 1952
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Available From: Dec 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 369 people
Directed By
Howard Hawks
Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe, Henri Letondal, Robert Cornthwaite, Larry Keating, Douglas Spencer, Esther Dale, George Winslow