Some Like It Hot

Director:   Billy Wilder
Year:   1959
Language:   English
Time:   120 minutes

Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and try to find a way out of the city before they are found and killed by the mob. The only job that will pay their way is an all girl band, so the two men dress up as women. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems: one falls for another band member but can't tell her his gender, while the other must deal with a rich suitor who won't take "No," for an answer.

In 1960 the film won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. It also won Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture Comedy, Best Actor in Musical/Comedy (Jack Lemmon), and Best Actress in Musical/Comedy (Marilyn Monroe).

Post-film discussion led by Lex Miller.

Not rated in the US (G and PG elsewhere).


About the director, Billy Wilder.

Film review Roger Ebert.

Detailed analysis of the film, including quotes from the script.