Some Like It Hot (1959)

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There are some clas­sic gems on Net­flix and this is one of them. It was voted the best com­edy of all time by the Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute a few years ago and its lore has only grown with time. It starts with two mu­si­cians Jerry (Jack Lem­mon) and Joe (Tony Cur­tis) who get caught up in the Valen­tine’s Day mas­sacre and try to give the slip to the mob­sters on their trail by dis­guis­ing them­selves as two mem­bers of an all-fe­male jazz band.

Mov­ing cross coun­try in Amer­ica, both men have their hands full try­ing to keep up the farce; Cur­tis’s char­ac­ter de­cides to oc­ca­sion­ally dis­guise him­self as a mil­lion­aire in or­der to woo volup­tuous torch singer Sugar Kane (Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe), while Jerry elects to marry a real mil­lion­aire who ac­tu­ally be­lieves he’s a woman. “No­body’s per­fect” goes the film’s most fa­mous line, but Cur­tis, Lem­mon and Mon­roe come close here.

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