Dir. Billy Wilder (1959). Two jazz musicians—Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon—witness a gangster massacre, escaping Chicago disguised as members of an all-female band whose featured performer is Marilyn Monroe (never sweeter—although her onset antics caused Curtis to complain that kissing her was like “kissing Hitler”). A corpse-littered farce riffing on homosexuality, cross-dressing, impotence, and masochism, Billy Wilder’s greatest comedy was so popular that one of the networks considered using it as the basis for a... More >>>