Featured Flick: Some Like It Hot

VisionTV presents Marilyn Monroe Week, five nights and five movies starring Hollywood’s most glamorous leading lady. Starting at midnight, August 5, watch Monroe in her most famous films: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Misfits, River of No Return, Some Like it Hot and Niagara. Click on each title for details on the movie and a retrospective look at what it meant to her career and her reputation. And, as always, we’d love to hear your comments below.

Today’s Feature: Some Like it Hot (1959) — Thursday Aug. 8 Midnight

Director: Billy Wilder

Starring: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

Plot: Joe and Jerry (Curtis, Lemmon) are two Chicago musicians who witness a mob-hit. In order to flee the state, they disguise themselves as women and join an all-girls band, which includes the singing and ukelele-playing Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Monroe).

Memorable lines:

Junior: “Look, if all you’re interested in is whether I am married or not…”
Sugar: “Oh, I’m not interested at all.”
Junior: “Well, I’m not.”

Sugar: “That’s very interesting!”

50 years later: Despite being a terror during the filming of Some Like it Hot  – so much so that Wilder barred her from the wrap party – it became her most successful role, landing her a Golden Globe for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy). The film was also roaring box-office success and, to this day, is a mainstay on any list of top comedies of all time.