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Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot (1959)

One of the most beloved comedies in cinema history, “Some Like It Hot” was among the last productions that the legendary Marilyn Monroe would star in. This motion picture, directed by the masterful Billy Wilder, reunited the famous and beloved couple of actors, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. Despite the fact that the action in this film happens somewhere in the late 20s (with gangsters and all!), the script, the costumes and the style itself are very modern, and that is why “Some Like It Hot” is still very popular even nowadays. Not just classic film fans, but also people who are very much anchored in modern times will love this motion picture. The film earned an Oscar for Best Costume Design, and it was also nominated for five Academy Awards, for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. It also earned three Golden Globes, for Best Motion Picture-Comedy, Best Motion Picture Actor-Musical/Comedy (Jack Lemmon), and Best Motion Picture Actress-Musical/Comedy (Marilyn Monroe). At two hours in length, “Some Like It Hot” is the epitome of pure, high quality entertainment, with many iconic scenes and some trully wonderful shots of Marilyn Monroe, who is delightful and unforgettable while singing the sexy song “I Wanna Be Loved By You”. I might as well add that in the cast you will get to see the legendary actor George Raft (as the leader of the “bad guys”) and also the fantastic comedy actor Joe E. Brown. The script is full of memorable lines, but perhaps the best of all are the ones in the end of the film, when Jack Lemmon, dressed like a woman, is trying to escape from marrying an eccentric millionaire (who supposedly doesn’t know that he is, in fact, a man and not a woman):

[last lines]

Jerry: Oh no you don’t! Osgood, I’m gonna level with you. We can’t get married at all.

Osgood: Why not?

Jerry: Well, in the first place, I’m not a natural blonde.

Osgood: Doesn’t matter.

Jerry: I smoke! I smoke all the time!

Osgood: I don’t care.

Jerry: Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I’ve been living with a saxophone player.

Osgood: I forgive you.

Jerry: [tragically] I can never have children!

Osgood: We can adopt some.

Jerry: But you don’t understand, Osgood! Ohh…

[Jerry finally gives up and pulls off his wig]

Jerry: [normal voice] I’m a man!

Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody’s perfect!

[Jerry looks on with disbelief as Osgood continues smiling with indifference. Fade out]

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