This classic black-and-white buddy comedy from Billy Wilder is considered one of the greatest movies, and greatest movie comedies, of all time. Its story could have been a drag in the hands of a lesser talent, but Wilder hits all the right beats, mines all of the laughs, and keeps things moving briskly in a comedy that flouted the prudish Motion Picture Production Code. Some Like It Hot is the story of musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who make a hasty escape from Chicago after witnessing a Mafia murder. They disguise themselves as women to join an all-female band bound for sunny Florida. Both men fall in love with and try to win over the band’s sexy singer, Sugar “Kane” Kowalczyk, played by Marilyn Monroe, who won a Golden Globe for a performance that toggles between comic, sweet and vulnerable.
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