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The Daily Movie Quote: Some Like It Hot
"Jerry, Jerry, will you take my advice? Forget about the whole thing, will ya? Just keep telling yourself: you're a boy, you're a boy." - Joe, Some Like It Hot (1959)
MGM, unrated, 120 minutes.
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Tony Curtis - Joe/Josephine/Shell Oil Junior
Jack Lemmon - Jerry/Daphne
Marilyn Monroe - Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
George Raft - Spats Colombo
Domestic Box Office Gross: $25,000,000
Synopsis: Two down and out musicians high-tail it out of Chicago after witnessing the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Disguised as female band members things take a turn towards hilarity as Joe/Josephine falls for a female band mate and Jerry/Daphne is pursued by an over zealous, wealthy suitor.
Fact: Billy Wilder was exasperated with Marilyn Monroe because it would take upwards of 40 takes even for the simplest of scenes. She was not invited to the wrap party.
Trivia: The Roman Catholic Legion of Decency gave Some Like It Hot a rare "Condemned" rating.
Movie Mistake: The opening chase has the police driving by a Chevron gas station. Chevron was actually Standard Oil in 1929.
My Take: Some Like It Hot is pretty much on every top comedy list and for good reason because it's a riot. I realize that this is my second Billy Wilder film this week but I wanted to pay homage to Tony Curtis who died yesterday. RIP Tony.
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