Essential Cinema: The Wilder Touch


Directed by Billy Wilder

USA, 1959, 2h 12min, DCP

Essential Cinema  The Wilder Touch

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

The October 17 screening will feature a post-screening discussion with and introduction by writer, scholar Noah Isenberg, editor of Billy Wilder On Assignment and a forthcoming book about Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT.

In a film that is nearly unanimously considered one of the best comedies ever made, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis play a pair of musicians who witness a mafia hit and go on the run, in drag, as part of an all-female dance band. Their plans to quickly ditch the dresses and makeup is derailed when they meet the band’s star novelty singer played by the beauteous Marilyn Monroe. There are too many gags to explain here, and almost all of them work like a charm. A joy from start to finish.

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