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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Netflix Rating: 3.6
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 87%
Critics' score: 87   Audience score: 67   Rotten Tomatoes page
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Attempt to draw out a thin, familiar slapstick idea isn't carried off. full review

Variety Staff, Variety

Monkey Business ranks with the best works of the American cinema. full review

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

As soon as this gag is established and provokes the obvious guffaws, the subsequent changes rung upon it become just a little dull. full review

Bosley Crowther, New York Times
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  • Release Year: 1952
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 97 min
  • Available From: Dec 02, 2012
  • Queued by: 256 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

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