History Film / SomeLikeItHot

10th Jun '17 9:29:50 AM nombretomado
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[[TheWindyCity Chicago]], [[TheRoaringTwenties 1929]]: Joe (Creator/TonyCurtis) and Jerry (Creator/JackLemmon) are down-on-their-luck jazz musicians who become accidental witnesses to the Valentine's Day Massacre. Unfortunately, being known to be a witness to a massacre is [[LeaveNoWitnesses something the mob will kill people over]], and Joe and Jerry have been spotted, so they need to get out of Chicago fast.

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[[TheWindyCity Chicago]], UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, [[TheRoaringTwenties 1929]]: Joe (Creator/TonyCurtis) and Jerry (Creator/JackLemmon) are down-on-their-luck jazz musicians who become accidental witnesses to the Valentine's Day Massacre. Unfortunately, being known to be a witness to a massacre is [[LeaveNoWitnesses something the mob will kill people over]], and Joe and Jerry have been spotted, so they need to get out of Chicago fast.
2nd Mar '17 9:05:49 AM Aquila89
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* DistractedByTheSexy: When the band is rehearsing, Jerry gets so distracted watching Sugar shake her hips as she sings that it takes him a while to notice that he accidentally spun his bass around 180 degrees and has spent the last several bars enthusiastically playing on the bare wooden back.
10th Jan '17 10:00:17 AM mlsmithca
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* AbortedArc: At the beginning of the train trip, Sweet Sue tells Beinstock that she thinks there's "something funny about those new girls" and he tells her he'll keep an eye on them. Nothing further ever comes of this.
** [[ChekhovsGun Possibly a subtle set-up for when Joe steals Beinstock's glasses to use as part of his "millionaire" persona.]]

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* AbortedArc: At the beginning of the train trip, Sweet Sue tells Beinstock that she thinks there's "something funny about those new girls" and he tells her he'll keep an eye on them. Nothing further ever comes of this.
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this. [[ChekhovsGun Possibly a subtle set-up for when Joe steals Beinstock's glasses to use as part of his "millionaire" persona.]]



* CoolBoat: Osgood's yacht is pretty snazzy.
** His speedboat is no slouch either. Something like that from the late-1920s would have been powered by a liquid-cooled V-12 ''aircraft engine''.

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* CoolBoat: Osgood's yacht is pretty snazzy.
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snazzy. His speedboat is no slouch either. Something like that from the late-1920s would have been powered by a liquid-cooled V-12 ''aircraft engine''.



* HistoricalInJoke: Joe makes a flurry of them:

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* HistoricalInJoke: Joe makes a flurry of them:them (the last item didn't happen until 2008, making this even more HilariousInHindsight):



** The last item didn't happen until 2008, making this even more HilariousInHindsight.
* HollywoodDarkness: The scenes when Sugar is running out to meet Joe after the concert are full of shadows and a bright sky...at one o'clock in the morning.
** In fairness, there ''was'' a full moon.
* HomoeroticSubtext: So very much, particularly for 1959. At one point Jerry-as-Daphne seems to be developing genuine romantic feelings for Osgood, much to Joe's consternation (and we later find out that [[spoiler: Osgood is completely unfazed by Jerry's real gender]]). Also, Sugar doesn't seem to initially mind getting a full-on kiss from [[spoiler: Josephine]]. On a side note, Joe and Jerry are HeterosexualLifePartners, Joe is very insistent that they do everything together and that what's Jerry's is his and while Jerry vocally objects, he goes along with it anyway.
** Though the last case may be more akin to them being like brothers, with Jerry being the little brother who gets bullied into doing things he doesn't want to.

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** The last item didn't happen until 2008, making this even more HilariousInHindsight.
* HollywoodDarkness: The scenes when Sugar is running out to meet Joe after the concert are full of shadows and a bright sky...at one o'clock in the morning.
**
morning. In fairness, there ''was'' a full moon.
* HomoeroticSubtext: So very much, particularly for 1959. At one point Jerry-as-Daphne seems to be developing genuine romantic feelings for Osgood, much to Joe's consternation (and we later find out that [[spoiler: Osgood is completely unfazed by Jerry's real gender]]). Also, Sugar doesn't seem to initially mind getting a full-on kiss from [[spoiler: Josephine]]. On a side note, Joe and Jerry are HeterosexualLifePartners, Joe is very insistent that they do everything together and that what's Jerry's is his and while Jerry vocally objects, he goes along with it anyway.
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anyway. Though the last case may be more akin to them being like brothers, with Jerry being the little brother who gets bullied into doing things he doesn't want to.



-->'''Osgood:''' I called Mama. She was so happy she cried! She wants you to have her wedding gown - it's white lace.\\
'''"Daphne":''' Yeah, Osgood... I can't get married in your mother's dress. ''[forced laugh]'' That... she and I, we're not built the same way.\\
'''Osgood:''' We can have it altered.\\
'''"Daphne":''' Oh no you don't! Osgood, I'm gonna level with you, we can't get married at all.\\
'''Osgood:''' Why not?\\
'''"Daphne":''' ''[gestures to "her" hair]'' Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.\\
'''Osgood:''' Doesn't matter.\\
'''"Daphne":''' I smoke - I smoke all the time!\\
'''Osgood:''' I don't care.\\
'''"Daphne":''' ''[glances back at Joe]'' Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player!\\
'''Osgood:''' I forgive you.\\
'''"Daphne":''' ''[melodramatically]'' I can never have children!\\
'''Osgood:''' We can adopt some.\\
'''"Daphne"/Jerry:''' But you don't understand, Osgood! ''[pulls off his wig and speaks in his normal, masculine voice]'' I'M A MAN!\\
'''Osgood:''' [[spoiler:''[completely unperturbed and still very much in love]'' Well, nobody's perfect. ''[Jerry is flabbergasted]'']]



'''Bellhop :''' Here I am, doll.
* InLoveWithLove: Osgood's world-view, which is why he falls hard for "Daphne" even AFTER TheReveal

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'''Bellhop :''' '''Bellhop:''' Here I am, doll.
* InLoveWithLove: Osgood's world-view, which is why he falls hard for "Daphne" even AFTER TheRevealTheReveal.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: "Suppose the stock market crashes. Suppose Mary Pickford divorces Douglas Fairbanks. Suppose the Dodgers leave Brooklyn!"

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: ItWillNeverCatchOn:
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"Suppose the stock market crashes. Suppose Mary Pickford divorces Douglas Fairbanks. Suppose the Dodgers leave Brooklyn!"



* TheMafia:
* MeaningfulEcho: "You too, Spats. UP!"

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* TheMafia:
TheMafia
* MeaningfulEcho: MeaningfulEcho:
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"You too, Spats. UP!"



* ShoutOut: Joe's millionaire persona is an overt CaryGrant imitation; Curtis was a great admirer of Grant's work, and the two would appear together in ''Film/OperationPetticoat'' later that same year.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Joe's millionaire persona is an overt CaryGrant imitation; Curtis was a great admirer of Grant's work, and the two would appear together in ''Film/OperationPetticoat'' later that same year.



** "If I were a girl...and I ''am''..."

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** "If -->"If I were a girl...and I ''am''..."



9th Jan '17 8:20:18 PM bintananth
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** His speedboat is no slouch either. Something like that from the late-1920s would have been powered by a liquid-cooled V-12 ''aircraft engine''.
26th Dec '16 4:10:55 PM eroock
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* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: While Jerry is a bumbling but well-meaning character, Joe comes across as a total sleazebag who is not above lying, theft and even cruelty to children just to get into Sugar's pants.



* VillainousFashionSense: Chicago mob boss Spats is so nicknamed because he always wears them.
* WealthyYachtOwner: Joe seduces Sugar Kane by pretending to be a millionaire with a yacht anchored offshore. Fortunately Osgood, a real millionaire, is in love with Daphne (really Jerry DisguisedInDrag), so while he takes Daphne for a night on the town, Joe sneaks Sugar into Osborne's yacht and pretends it's his.
* WholesomeCrossdresser
26th Dec '16 4:08:44 PM eroock
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* SerialSpouse: Osgood.
-->'''Osgood:''' I've been married seven or eight times.
-->'''"Daphne":''' You're not sure?
-->'''Osgood:''' Mama is keeping score.
26th Dec '16 4:03:23 PM eroock
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* HelloNurse: Guess.
* HilarityEnsues

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* %%* HelloNurse: Guess.
* %%* HilarityEnsues
26th Dec '16 4:03:02 PM eroock
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* TheGlassesComeOff: Justified. Joe has to take off his glasses when he is with Sugar on the yacht as the glasses start to fog up.

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* TheGlassesComeOff: Justified. Joe has to take off his glasses off when he is with Sugar on the yacht as the glasses they start to fog up.
26th Dec '16 3:59:06 PM eroock
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* AnythingThatMoves: Osgood, apparently. He's had multiple marriages, won't take no for an answer from "Daphne", and doesn't even seem to mind that she's really a man.
26th Dec '16 3:57:39 PM eroock
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* OldFashionedRowboatDate: Spoofed, due to the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag.

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* %%* OldFashionedRowboatDate: Spoofed, due to the twists already happening in the plot, like DisguisedInDrag. - ZCE, when does this happen?
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