Monkey Business

Monkey Business (1952)

It's some fun!

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1952-09-03
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 235 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Howard Hawks
star 6.7/10
From 235 Ratings


Research chemist Barnaby Fulton works on a fountain of youth pill for a chemical company. One of the labs chimps gets loose in the laboratory and mixes chemicals, but then pours the mix into the water cooler. When trying one of his own samples, washed down with water from the cooler, Fulton begins to act just like a twenty-year-old and believes his potion is working. Soon his wife and boss are also behaving like children.

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  • Cary Grant

    as Barnaby Fulton
  • Ginger Rogers

    as Edwina Fulton
  • Charles Coburn

    as Oliver Oxley
  • Marilyn Monroe

    as Lois Laurel
  • Hugh Marlowe

    as Hank Entwhistle
  • Henri Letondal

    as 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
  • Marjorie Holliday

    as Oxley Receptionist (uncredited)
  • Harry Carey, Jr.

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Nico Minardos

    as Man at Pool (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Austin

    as Student (uncredited)
  • Harry Bartell

    as Scientist (uncredited)
  • Faire Binney

    as Dowager (uncredited)
  • Tex Brodus

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Olive Carey

    as Johnny's Mother (uncredited)
  • Harry Carter

    as Scientist (uncredited)
  • Melinda Casey

    as Girl (uncredited)
  • Ronnie Clark

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Russ Clark

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Heinie Conklin

    as House Painter (uncredited)
  • George Eldredge

    as Mr. Peabody (uncredited)
  • Kathleen Freeman

    as Mrs. Brannigan - Neighbor (uncredited)
  • Terry Goodman

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Dabbs Greer

    as Cabbie (uncredited)
  • Howard Hawks

    as Man in Opening (voice) (uncredited)
  • George Hoagland

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Perk Lazelle

    as Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Rudy Lee

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Louis Lettieri

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Mickey Little

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Emmett Lynn

    as Gus (uncredited)
  • Paul Maxey

    as Board Member (uncredited)
  • John McKee

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Bill McLean

    as Bellboy (uncredited)
  • Joseph Mell

    as Barber (uncredited)
  • Christopher Milne

    as Johnny (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Milne

    as Johnny (uncredited)
  • Ray Montgomery

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Roger Moore

    as Bit (uncredited)
  • Brad Morrow

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Forbes Murray

    as Board Member (uncredited)
  • Robert Nichols

    as Garage Man (uncredited)
  • Jerry Paris

    as Scientist (uncredited)
  • Maudie Prickett

    as Clerk (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Roebuck

    as Boy (uncredited)
  • Harry Seymour

    as Clothing Store Salesman (uncredited)
  • Jerry Sheldon

    as Joe (uncredited)
  • Olan Soule

    as Pickwick Arms Clerk (uncredited)
  • Gil Stratton

    as Yale Man (uncredited)
  • Ruth Warren

    as Laundress (uncredited)
  • Mack Williams

    as Board Member (uncredited)
  • Isabel Withers

    as Laundress (uncredited)
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Writing I. A. L. Diamond Screenplay
Writing Charles Lederer Screenplay
Writing Howard Hawks Screenplay
Directing Howard Hawks Director
Writing Ben Hecht Screenplay
Sound Leigh Harline Music
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Camera Milton Krasner Director of Photography
Sound W. D. Flick Sound
Production Sol C. Siegel Producer
Sound Lionel Newman Music Director
Costume & Make-Up Travilla Costume Designer
Editing William B. Murphy Editor
Costume & Make-Up Charles LeMaire Other
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helen Turpin Hairstylist
Sound Earle Hagen Orchestrator
Writing Harry Segall Story
Directing Paul Helmick Assistant Director
Crew Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Art George Patrick Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Allan Snyder Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Louise Miehle Hairstylist
Directing Don Torpin Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Bill Riddle Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Esperanza Corona Hairstylist