Some Like It Hot

Directed by Billy Wilder, USA 1959
121 mins. English dialogue


Hysterical, evergreen, screwball comedy. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and are on the run from the mob. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis have to cross-dress and join an all-female band in order to make their escape. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems: one falls for band singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) but can't divulge his gender to her, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take "No" for an answer ...

It was said to be "morally objectionable" by the Roman Catholic Church's Legion of Decency, which makes it a winner in our book.

What the Critics say:
"Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft."  (Roger Ebert)