Best Comedy Movies
Cross-dressing, homosexuality and subtle sexual innuendo are just a few of the reasons why, decades later, Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot" is comedy at its finest.
At the time of its release, the movie transgressed many regulations of the Motion Picture Production Code. Despite that (or maybe because of), audiences couldn't get enough of Marilyn Monroe as the sensuous ukulele player Sugar Kane, and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon dressed in drag as Josephine and Daphne. Set in 1929, the film follows musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) as they go into hiding after witnessing a mob shootout, based on the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. The two decide to go as gals and join an all-women's band to secure their identities, where they encounter the voluptuous Sugar. What results is a hilarious whirlwind of role playing, name switching and unlikely love unfolding throughout the film.