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Some Like It Hot Review

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Witnesses to the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, struggling musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) escape from Chicago by donning women's clothes and joining a musical troupe heading for the sunshine of Florida. Befriended by Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk (Monroe), the pair hope their disguises outlast their Mob pursuers...

★★★★★

Fifty-five years on, Billy Wilder’s farce about a couple of musicians cross-dressing to lay low from Prohibition mobsters has lost none of its subversive lustre. The script sizzles, the song interludes delight and the byplay is exquisite. A peerless classic.

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Fifty-five years old and still a comedy masterpiece.

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