Wed 26 December 5:15pm
Director: Billy Wilder
Cast: Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
Still one of Wilder’s funniest satires. In Some Like It Hot, Curtis and Lemmon play jazz musicians on the run after witnessing the St Valentine’s Day massacre, masquerading in drag as members of an all-girl band to escape the clutches of Chicago mobster “Spats” Columbo (George Raft).
Things get further complicated for the duo after they both fall for singer Sugar Kane (Monroe) and Lemmon is hotly pursued by ageing millionare Osgood Fielding III (Joe. E Brown).
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