1959 ( USA ) ( Comedy , Romance )
DIRECTOR: Billy Wilder
STARRING: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
Two Struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and are now on the run from the Mob. Jerry and Joe cross-dress and get up close and personal with a girl-band on a night-train to Florida, including the demure ukulele player Sugar Kane, superbly played by Marilyn Monroe. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take “No,” for an answer.
Some Like It Hot is highlighted by a wit that is surprisingly prescient of modern times. The script mines gender humour with a sophisticated modernity that still seems remarkably fresh even today. It is a spry, quick-witted farce that never drags.
Tickets on sale 4th February 2019
Please Note. This film is being shown as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival and is not part of a double bill showing. Tickets can be purchased from Quinn’s at £5 each for Octagon Member’s. They can also be purchased on-line from Leicester Comedy Festival’s website at http:://comedy-festival.co.uk. Tickets bought on-line from this web-site will cost £7 each but Octagon members who have purchased tickets on-line will receive a £2 refund if they show their on-line booking receipt and membership card when attending the theatre to see the film.