Marilyn Monroe Films Some Like It Hot + The Misfits On Blu-ray
Two great Marilyn Monroe films, Some Like It Hot (20th Century Fox) and The Misfits (20th Century Fox), are now avialble on Blu-ray. Some Like It Hot is Billy Wilder's hilarious comedy about two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) in the roaring '20s who witness a mob hit and go on the run. They hide their identities by dressing as women and joining an all-lady band that's heading to Florida. That's where they meet the tipsy ukulele player Sugar (Marilyn Monroe). A perfect comedy -- it successfully rockets along right through to the final impeccably funny closing line. And, as difficult as Monroe might have been on set, she's luminous on screen and is the reason why much of this movie works. The Misfits is from an original screenplay by Arthur Miller set in Reno, Nevada. It features Monroe playing a woman getting a divorce who meets up with one of the last cowboys (Clark Gable) and other damaged souls (Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, Eli Wallach). Directed by John Huston, the performances are great and Monroe's heart-wrenching vulnerability and sensuality is palpable on screen.