Some Like it Hot (1959) Film Review

Some Like it Hot
DIRECTOR Billy Wilder
BOTTOM LINE: “Some Like It Hot “was only the second (following Otto Preminger’s “The Moon is Blue” in 1953) mainstream Hollywood movie NOT to be submitted to the Hays Office. Billy Wilder thought that it did not stand a chance of getting approved without cuts. It was released unrated and became an instant smash hit. The greatest comedy of all time, Wilder’s (with I.A.L. Diamond) classic screenplay has a gag every other minute and the movie blesses us with one of the great comedic performances, Jack Lemon’s Daphne. Lemon took a character to a place nobody had dared take one before. He really believes that he is a woman. Even better, he has you believing it. Stupendous work from Curtis and Monroe as well. And Joe E. Brown who delivers the film’s classic closing line.
POST TITLE: Fifty-Four Queer Films Made Under the Hays Code (1934-1967)
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STREAMING: Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV

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