Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5  
Monkey Business DVD (1952)

Cary Grant concocts a rejuvenation drug which soon has everyone acting decidedly silly once it accidentally makes it into the water cooler. This bizarre film trades on zany humour that tires as well as inspires, with the best moments emerging from cast members Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. The film is available as one of the 11 discs that make up the Marilyn Monroe Diamond DVD Collection.


Picture Naturally for a film of this age there is some grain, but it's minor stuff for this good transfer to DVD of a movie that thankfully needed little restoration work.

Sound The 2.0 stereo mix plays well in Pro-Logic mode, with the music track clear and strong through the front speakers.


Extra Features Also on the DVD is the original theatrical trailer, a stills gallery with behind-the-scenes and publicity shots, and a short restoration comparison.

Region: 2
Chapters: 28
Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 4.0
Technical Features: Scene selection, multiple language subtitles, and English captions for the hearing impaired.

This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-S57 DVD player.

End Credits

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Ben Hecht, Charles Lederer, IAL Diamond

Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Marlowe

Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Length: 97 minutes

Cinema: 1952

DVD: 5 August 2002

Country: USA