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Double Take

© 1959 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder
1959 - United States - 2h01

Screenings : monday 22 - 4:30 pm - Pathé - 1 - presented by Christophe Le Gac - film critic and teacher
Chicago, 1929. Two broke musicians witness a gangland massacre and dress as women musicians to escape. They go to Florida with an all-woman band and fall in love with Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, who wants to marry a millionaire.
When he made Some like it Hot, Billy Wilder was already an accomplished director with films such as Double Indemnity and Sunset Boulevard under his belt. Wanting more freedom, he moved into independent productions enabling him to make this film with three Hollywood stars, Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. While no-one can resist Marylin's charms, how can two men dressed as women manage to win her over? When I make a film I don't make it for the critics, or to take money off the audience. […] Most of all I try to please a person, myself. So I can measure what I do, analyse the slightest detail. And I sincerely believe that this is the most honest way of keeping audiences happy.” (Billy Wilder)

Cast : Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee
Screenplay : Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Cinematography : Charles Lang
Sound : Fred Lau
Editing : Arthur P. Schmidt
Music : Adolph Deutsch

Production : Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation

French distributor : Park Circus