Some Like It Hot Review

Some Like It Hot
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...

by David Parkinson |
Published on
Release Date:

18 Jul 2014

Running Time:

116 minutes



Original Title:

Some Like It Hot

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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