Monkey Business (1952)
97 minutes Cary Grant as Dr. Barnaby Fulton
Directed by Howard Hawks
Ginger Rogers as Mrs. Edwina Fulton
Charles Coburn as Mr. Oliver Oxley
Marilyn Monroe as Miss Lois Laurel
Hugh Marlowe as Hank Entwhistle
Henri Letondal as Dr. 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
Dr. Barnaby Fulton is a research chemist, working on the development of a pill that will provide youth for a chemical company. He is pressured by his greedy boss, Mr. Oliver Oxley to fasten the process of the development. Problems arise when one of his chimpanzees Esther wanders around the laboratory and accidentally leaks some chemicals into the water cooler, the same chemicals that have the revitalizing results in which Fulton is looking for.
Oblivious of the monkey's behavior, Fulton drinks the concoction and uses water from the cooler to wash it down. He soon begins feeling like a 20-year-old, and parties with his boss’s secretary Miss Lois Laurel all day. Fulton's wife Edwina discovers that the experiment works and drinks the concoction as well, turning into jokester schoolgirl.
More problems start when Edwina makes a passionate call to her former boyfriend Hank Entwhistle, who knows nothing of the experiment starts to think that Edwina is miserable in her marriage and wants to divorce her husband. More people at the lab start drinking the water, which results in very comical scenarios.
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Directors: Howard Hawks
Actors: Charles Coburn, Cary Grant, Hugh Marlowe, Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers