On this day: Some Like It Hot
On March 29, 1959, the Mirisch Company released one of the all-time great movies, Some Like It Hot. It starred Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, and George Raft. In the hands of anyone else it might have been just another romcom—albeit one set against the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. With Billy Wilder at the helm, however, it crackles with the sly worldliness and vaguely misanthropic humor of Christopher Isherwood’s Berlin. Among its most remarkable features are an extended Cary Grant impersonation, innuendo far ahead of its time, and a dress that is barely there. A truly remarkable film on many levels.