This is my 2469th Review
Thanks to Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews for this recommendation.
Here are his thoughts on the film.
Number of Times Seen – 1 (31 Aug 2016)
Brief Synopsis – After witnessing a mob hit, two struggling musicians during the Depression go into hiding as members if an all female band.
My Take on it – This is a film that for some reason I have never seen, but have always had an interest in eventually watching mainly because it features both Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis.
The premise works extremely well here almost the entire time despite some silliness and I loved the way that most of the jokes were more cerebral than physical.
Both Lemmon and Curtis are superb here and I think part of it has to do with the fact that both were cast completely against type here despite both being successful film comedians.
Really liked how the plot played out over the course of the film and how they were able to use many plot points that seem extraneous when tying it all together.
Marilyn Monroe is also featured in this film, but as charismatic as she was, she wasn’t able to outshine the two male leads because they just can’t be touched.
Bottom Line – Quite a funny premise that works almost the whole time despite some of the silly antics. Lemmon and Curtis are superb in these roles which seem to go completely against their normal comedic typecast. Like how the plot played out and the way it all comes together in the end. Monroe is fine as costar but she isn’t able to outshine the leads no matter how you look at it. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon first put on the female make-up and costumes, they walked around the Goldwyn Studios lot to see if they could “pass” as women. Then they tried using mirrors in public ladies rooms to fix their makeup, and when none of the women using it complained, they knew they could be convincing as women. There is a scene on the train recreating this moment. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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