RE: What is the plot of “Some Like It Hot” (1959)?

Can someone summarize the main storyline or plot of the 1959 movie "Some Like It Hot"?

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"Some Like It Hot" is a classic 1959 comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. The movie features an ensemble cast led by Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The plot revolves around two struggling musicians, Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), who witness the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, where a mobster named Spats Colombo and his gang gun down a rival gang. In order to escape the mobsters who have seen them, Joe and Jerry disguise themselves as women, adopting the personas of "Josephine" and "Daphne," and join an all-female jazz band bound for Florida. Once aboard the train with the band, Joe and Jerry meet the band's ukulele player and singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe), who dreams of marrying a millionaire. Both men are immediately taken with her, but must maintain their female disguises. As the plot unfolds, Joe assumes yet another disguise as a fake millionaire to woo Sugar, while Jerry, as "Daphne," catches the eye of a real millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. The cross-dressing leads to a series of comedic situations and romantic entanglements. Throughout the film, Joe and Jerry must keep up their charade, avoiding the mobsters who are on their trail. In the end, when their identities are finally at risk of being exposed, further mayhem ensues, leading to a famous closing line that brings the movie to an amusing and satisfying conclusion. The film is considered one of the greatest comedy films ever made, and its mix of slapstick, quick wit, and double entendres, combined with the performances of its leading stars, makes it a classic that has endured in film history. “Some Like It Hot” is a lighthearted film that tackles themes of gender roles, love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness, all underscored by a jazzy soundtrack reflective of its Prohibition-era setting.
Answered on July 4, 2024.
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