Billy Wilder directs this critically acclaimed classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. In February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters led by the ruthless Spats Colombo (George Raft), the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee)'s all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy) with Monroe and Lemmon being awarded for their performances.
Release Date: 23 July 2012
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Joe E. Brown
George E. Stone
Edward G. Robinson
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 117 minutes
Production Year: 1959
Main Language: English
Every critic raves about this. Not me.
I was tempted to give it two stars just to rebel against everyone else. To be honest it's OK, just not the perfect comedy it's talked up to be.