Director: Billy Wilder
Screenwriters: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Joe E. Brown, Pat O'Brien
Billy Wilder, one of American cinema's heroes, took on the screwball comedy with Some Like It Hot. Two friends inadvertently get involved with the mob and have to go on the run. There's no better way to hide than to get into drag, which is exactly what these two bumbling jazz musicians do.
Marilyn Monroe's never been more charming, and Jack Lemmon and Tuny Curtis have never been funnier. To understand the appeal of these three silver screen legends, you have to go straight to the source. —RS