Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business (1952)
Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business (1952)
Monkey Business (1952)

The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Monkey Business

Howard Hawks | United States | 1952 | G

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Wed 26 Apr 2023

Hawks’ mid-career screwball comedy features Cary Grant as a research doctor who inadvertently discovers a serum that reverses ageing, thanks to the meddling of a lab test monkey. The witty, fast-paced script was one of a number of collaborations between Hawks and screenwriters Charles Lederer (His Girl Friday) and Ben Hecht (Scarface), and provides a delicious play on stardom and the cult of youth. With Ginger Rogers, a delightful Monroe, Charles Coburn and an opening off-screen cameo from Hawks himself!

Format: 4K DCP
Language: English
Source: Park Circus
Runtime: 97 mins

Event duration

97 mins




Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Marilyn Monroe's (1926–62) image, as the personification of Hollywood glamour, beauty and desirability, is perhaps the most iconic in popular culture...

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