Some Like It Hot. 1959. USA. Directed by Billy Wilder. Screenplay by I. A. L. Diamond, Wilder, based on a story by Robert Thoeren, Michael Logan. With Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe. DCP. 121 min.
Okay, admit it, you’ve seen this movie many, many times but keep coming back for the side-splitting humor, Marilyn Monroe’s bon mots, and Josephine and Daphne’s fashion sense! After musicians Joe and Jerry witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago, they need to get out of town fast and make some extra scratch on the run. In 1920s drag, the boys apply to join the all-woman Sweet Sue and Her Society Synchopators band and jump on a train bound for fantastic adventure—and Cheboygan. Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon won Golden Globe awards for their roles as Sugar and Jerry/Daphne, respectively.