About

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

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Directed by

Billy Wilder

Written by

Billy Wilder (Screenplay)
I. A. L. Diamond (Screenplay)
Robert Thoeren (Story)
Michael Logan (Story)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The movie too HOT for words!

Cast

Keywords

train florida chicago valentine's day musician mafia cross dressing band witness st. valentine's day massacre sugar all girl band spats dressing

Photos

Lists

#117 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#28 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#22 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#27 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Orry-Kelly

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Jack Lemmon

Oscar nomination for Best Director Billy Wilder

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Billy Wilder I. A. L. Diamond