Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT
SOME LIKE IT HOT: 4K Digital Restoration (1959, 121 min.)
Directed by Billy Wilder. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon. Joe E. Brown
Two broke musicians accidentally witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and don flapper attire to join Sweet Sue’s Society Syncopators in order to escape the vengeful mob. Marilyn Monroe positively glows onscreen, even if she drove her director to distraction, and Curtis as ladylike Josephine and Lemmon as rowdy Daphne redefine midcentury drag. A comic masterpiece of gender fluidity blooming smack dab in the uptight 1950s, the Legion of Decency rated it “Morally objectionable in part for all.” The sparkling 4K restoration of this exquisitely constructed comedy is a pleasure from start to finish, never giving you the fuzzy end of the lollipop.
“The greatest comedy ever made in America. Nobody’s perfect, but this movie is” -- Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday, September 4