A 1959 Prohibition era comedy, Some Like It Hot casts Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as two out-of-work Chicago musicians who unwittingly witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. On the run from the mob, they don female disguises and join a "crummy girl's band" headed for Miami. Both men are attracted to "Sugar" (Marilyn Monroe), a depressed singer and ukulele player from Sandusky, Ohio. Sugar hopes to land a millionaire down in Florida. This inspires Curtis (out of drag) to put on a "millionaire act". Written and directed by Billy Wilder, there are a couple of sly references to earlier Monroe pictures: How to Marry a Millionaire (obviously) and The Seven Year Itch (blast of steam prior to boarding the train). Though I'm not a fan of the director, who passed away in 2002, he has won over some of his detractors (Andrew Sarris, for one). With black-and-white photography by Charles Lang.