Chance to marry a millionaire | Some Like It Hot

with Tony Curtis as Joe Josephine Shell Oil Junior, Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Kowalczyk, Jack Lemmon as Jerry Daphne, clip from Some Like It Hot (1959) film directed by Billy Wilder.

Dialogues with pictures

JOE: If you gave me a chanceIf you gave me a chance, we could be living like kings. JERRY: How? JOE: There's a dog running in the third. SUGAR: You know, I'm gonna be 25 in June. JOE/JOSEPHINE: You are? SUGAR: That's a quarter of a century. Makes a girl think. JOE/JOSEPHINE: About what? SUGAR: The future. You know, like a husband. That's why I'm glad we're going to Florida. JOE/JOSEPHINE: What's in Florida? SUGAR: Millionaires, flocks of themMillionaires, flocks of them. They all go south for the winter, like birds. JOE/JOSEPHINE: Gonna catch yourself a rich bird? SUGAR: I don't care how rich he is as long as he has a yacht, a private railroad car and his own toothpaste. JOE: Hi, Jerry. Everything under control? JERRY: Have I got things to tell you. JOE: What happened? JERRY: I'm engaged. JOE: Congratulations. Who's the lucky girl? JERRY: I am. JOE: What? JERRY: Osgood proposed to me. We're planning a June wedding. JOE: What are you talking about? You can't marry Osgood (a funny middle-aged millionaire). JERRY: Do you think he's too old for me? JOE: Jerry, you can't be serious. JERRY: Why not? He keeps marryin' girls all the time. JOE: But you're not a girl. You're a guy and why would a guy wanna marry a guy? JERRY: Security. JOE: Jerry, lie down. You're not well. JERRY: Stop treatin' me like a child. I'm not stupid. I know there's a problem. JOE: I'll say there is. JERRY: His mother, we need her approval but I'm not worried because I don't smoke. JOE: Jerry, there's another problem. JERRY: Like what? JOE: Like your honeymoon. JERRY: We've been discussing that. He wants to go to the Riviera, but I kinda lean towards Niagara Falls. JOE: Jerry, you're outta your mind. You can't get away with this. JERRY: I don't expect it to last. I'll tell him the truth when the time comes. JOE: Like when? JERRY: Like right after the ceremony. Then we get a quick annulment, he makes a nice settlement on me and I keep gettin' those alimony cheques every month. JOE: Jerry, listen to me. There are laws, conventions. It's just not been done. JERRY: Joe, this may be my last chance to marry a millionairethis may be my last chance to marry a millionaire JOE: Jerry, will you take my advice? Forget about the whole thing, will you? Just keep telling yourself you're a boy. JERRY: I'm a boy. JOE: That's the boy. JERRY: I'm a boy. Boy, oh boy, am I a boy. [Jerry picks up a jewel box, opens it, hands it to Joe] What about my engagement present? JOE: What engagement present? JERRY: Osgood gave me a bracelet. [Joe takes Bienstock's glasses out of his pocket, examines the bracelet through one of the lenses.] JOE: Hey, these are real diamonds. JERRY: Of course they're real. You think my fiancé is a bum? I guess I'll have to give it back to him. JOE: Wait a minute, Jerry. Let's not be hasty. After all, we don't wanna hurt Osgood's feelings.


Tony Curtis has said that he asked Billy Wilder if he could imitate Cary Grant for his stint as the millionaire in the movie and Wilder liked it and they shot it that way. Apparently, Grant saw the parody of himself and stated, jokingly, "I don't talk like that."

In 2017, Some Like It Hot (1959) was voted the best comedy film of all time in a poll of 253 film critics from 52 countries conducted by the BBC.

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