Some Like It Hot
DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER
CAST: JACK LEMMON, TONY CURTIS, MARILYN MONROE
Opening night screening presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in honor of the 100th Anniversary of United Artists.
Few works in film history have earned so many horselaughs through the years as has Wilder's relentlessly zany gender-bender, which has Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) escaping certain doom as witnesses to mob murders in Prohibition Era Chicago by donning showgirl drag and, as Josephine and Daphne, joining a Florida- bound all-female review. Complications ensue when Jerry catches the eye of an elderly millionaire, and Joe falls head over heels for Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Marilyn Monroe, in a role that makes the most of her talent for combining pathos and comedy). Wilder brings the sexual anarchy of the Weimar Berlin cabaret into Eisenhower America, in a work which has lost nothing of its cheeky daring and exuberant hilarity.
Restored by Park Circus in collaboration with Metro Goldwyn Mayer and the Criterion Collection. A Park Circus release.