Some Like It Hot

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Year:
1959
Running time:
121 minutes
Studio:
MGM
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Billy Wilder
Starring:
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Digital Cinema
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Description

Two down on their luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There's just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren't women - yet.

Armed with some dodgy wigs and wobbly falsettos, Joe and Jerry manage to join the Syncopators, where they meet Sugar Kane: a hooch-swilling, ukulele-playing knockout with a soft spot for badboy saxophone players. Barely able to believe their good fortune, things start to go off the rails for the pair when they begin to attract unwanted attention from lecherous millionaires and some familiar faces show up at their hotel for a gathering of the country's most dangerous criminals.

Genre

Comedy

What the press said

***** ""Nobody's perfect" is the last line. Wilder, Lemmon, Curtis and Monroe come pretty close." - The Guardian

***** "The script sizzles, the song interludes delight and the byplay is exquisite. A peerless classic." - Empire

***** "Brilliant performances, wondrous comic timing and the greatest pay-off line ever written; this one's still red hot" - Total Film

***** "Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy is still perfect all these years later." - Time Out

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