- Apr 6, 2018
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You have that a little backwards friend. Move Over, Darling had the two daughters, while Something's Got to Give had the son and daughter.This, is great insight into both versions of the film. One, thing in "SGTG" both the children were girls and in "MOD" if was a boy and a girl.
Ummm I don't know. But it's evident that the scripts were tailored to fit the talents of the leading ladies. The Monroe version was sexier, while the Day version was cutesy and more of a farce.Do you think the car wash scene in "MOD" was substituted for the nude swim in "SGTG". I can't see Marilyn doing the car wash scene.
I'm sure there was some publicity (probably mostly in Hollywood-style trade papers and magazines) that the movie was a revamped Something's Got to Give.As, I was in grade school when I saw "MOD", was it known that this was the do over of "SGTG" ?
The producers at 20th Century-Fox were desperate for cash flow in the 1960s because Cleopatra (1963) practically bankrupt them. The head-honchos probably felt revamping Something's Got to Give was a quick way to get some money coming in. Hiring Doris Day was a no brainer because she had been the #1 box office star since 1960.I wonder who's idea it was to make "SGTG" into "MOD" ??
Some of the sets and costumes were used in both versions.
Of the three, I would have only found Kim Novak acceptable. I've never seen Lee Remick in anything (nor do I necessarily have any desire to) and I don't really like Shirley MacLaine. I've liked Kim in Bell, Book and Candle and Kiss Me, Stupid (the latter which had been petitioned to Monroe before her death), but sometimes she doesn't hit the right marks and she comes off a little stiff.Kim, Shirley or Lee would have been great in the Monroe role. However, I think Marilyn would have been the best.