USA, 1959, 121 minutes, 4K DCP, Dir. Billy Wilder, Not rated, English, Park Circus
"A whacky, clever, farcical comedy that starts off like a firecracker and keeps on throwing off lively sparks till the very end." Variety
"What a work of art and nature is Marilyn Monroe." --Roger Ebert
This community event is sponsored by City of Coral Gables Commissioner Kirk Menendez and is free to Coral Gables seniors 50+ by claiming a ticket at this link.
Two down-on-their-luck jazz musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid their speakeasy and the musicians inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women--yetArmed with some dodgy wigs and wobbly falsettos, Joe and Jerry hatch a plan. They meet Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe): a hooch-swilling, ukulele-playing knockout with a soft spot for bad-boy saxophone players. Barely able to believe their good fortune, things start to go off the rails for the pair when they begin to attract unwanted attention.
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