Monkey Business

American comedy directed by Howard Harks and starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn among others.

Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant) is a chemist working in a pharmaceutical company and he is working on a formula to make people young. Edwina Fulton (Ginger Rogers) is his wife. Oliver Oxley (Charles Coburn) is his boss and anxious for the formula because he wants to be young and rich also.

There is a mix up when the monkey is let loose and mixes up some chemicals and dumps the remains in the office water fountain. Everybody drinks the water and acts funnily. Marilyn Monroe is the secretary working in Barnaby’s office. First Barnaby goes young and then his wife drinks the formula she goes young and ga ga. Ginger Rogers finds a baby sleeping on her bed along with her and thinks Barnaby has become a baby.

There is a laugh riot towards the end, with lot of mix ups. Cary Grant has to make an effort to be funny. Ginger Rogers shows us some of her legendary dance moves and Marilyn Monroe looks cute and svelte.

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