Some Like It Hot script
Synopsis: After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

Meanwhile, the hearse with the damp coffin draws up to the

delivery entrance at the side of the building. The driver

honks the horn -- one long and two short -- as the other men

step down and start to slide the coffin out. The side door

opens, and a dapper gent emerges. He wears a tight-fitting

black suit, a black fedora, and gray spats. The spats are

very important. He always wears spats. His name is SPATS

COLOMBO. He cases the street, motions the men inside. As

they carry the coffin past him, he removes his fedora, holds

it reverently over his heart. Then he follows the men in,

his head bowed.

Across the street and around the corner, three police cars

draw up silently, and about fifteen uniformed policemen and

plain-clothes men spill out. A Captain gives whispered orders,

and the men scatter and discreetly take up positions around

the funeral parlor.

Out of one of the cars steps MULLIGAN, a tough Federal Agent --

in plain clothes, of course. With him is a little weasel of

a man, shivering with cold and fear. They call him TOOTHPICK

CHARLIE for two reasons -- because his name is Charlie, and

because he has never been seen without a toothpick in his



(indicating funeral


All right, Charlie -- this the joint?

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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than fifty years and sixty films. more…

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