Some Like It Hot

132 min. minutes | Rated NR

Those unfamiliar with the decades of acclaim this 1959 Billy Wilder classic has racked up in the last 50-plus years might look at its poster and go “Oh. Marilyn Monroe. And Jack Lemmon in a dress. That seems... unappetizing.” Seems easy to jump to the conclusion it’s ancient cornpone aimed at easy-to-impress rubes. But the reason the film has survived this long with a reputation this high is entirely due to its transgressive comedy and forward-thinking relationship politics, considered so out of bounds by the studio that it went out sans approval from the Motion Picture Production Code, whereupon its huge success both spited the prudes running the industry and ultimately killed that code. So yeah, historically, it’s really important. But more importantly, it’s still funny as hell.


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Film Credits
Billy Wilder
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien