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After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

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Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
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Joe / Josephine / Shell Oil Junior
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Jerry / Daphne
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Spats Colombo
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Detective Mulligan
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Osgood Fielding III
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Little Bonaparte
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Sweet Sue
Billy Gray ...
Sig Poliakoff
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Toothpick Charlie
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Beinstock
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Spats' Henchman
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Spats' Henchman
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Dolores
Barbara Drew ...
Nellie
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Johnny Paradise
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Bagley ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Alex Ball ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
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Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Willie Bloom ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Al Breneman ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)
James J. Casino ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
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Gangster (uncredited)
Robert Cole ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Olga (uncredited)
Pat Comiskey ...
Spats' Henchman (uncredited)
Bing Conley ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Paul Cristo ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Harry Denny ...
Retirement Home Resident (uncredited)
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Gangster Convention Greeter (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Fields ...
Band Member (uncredited)
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Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Mary Foley ...
Band Member (uncredited)
George Ford ...
Police Officer (uncredited)
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Funeral Director / Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited) (voice)
Joanne Genthon ...
Girl (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
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Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ...
Gangster with Charlie (uncredited)
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Mobster at Banquet (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Harold 'Tommy' Hart ...
Official #2 (uncredited)
Ted Hook ...
Official #1 (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Bouncer (uncredited)
Joseph La Cava ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
George Lake ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Retirement Home Resident (uncredited)
King Lockwood ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
John Logan ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Tiger Joe Marsh ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Jack Mather ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Tipp McClure ...
Spats' Henchman (uncredited)
Penny McGuiggan ...
Trumpet Player (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
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Mary Lou (uncredited)
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Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Colleen O'Sullivan ...
Band Member (uncredited)
Joe Palma ...
Small Role (uncredited)
Helen Perry ...
Rosella (uncredited)
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Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Danny Richards Jr. ...
Fresh Bellboy (uncredited)
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Chef (uncredited)
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Police Officer (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
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Old Man (uncredited)
Sammy Shack ...
Commuter at Station (uncredited)
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Drunk (uncredited)
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Small Role (uncredited)
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Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Sid Troy ...
Gangster at Convention (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ...
Gangster at Massacre (uncredited)
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Mozzarella (uncredited)
Sandra Warner ...
Emily (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ...
Small Role (uncredited)
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Rosella (uncredited)

Directed by

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Billy Wilder

Written by

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Billy Wilder ... (screenplay) and
I.A.L. Diamond ... (screenplay)
 
Robert Thoeren ... (suggested by a story by) (as R. Thoeren) and
Michael Logan ... (suggested by a story by) (as M. Logan)

Produced by

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I.A.L. Diamond ... associate producer
Doane Harrison ... associate producer
Billy Wilder ... producer

Music by

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Adolph Deutsch ... (background score)

Cinematography by

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Charles Lang ... director of photography (as Charles Lang Jr.)

Film Editing by

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Arthur P. Schmidt ... film editor

Casting By

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Phil Benjamin ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Ted Haworth

Set Decoration by

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Edward G. Boyle

Makeup Department

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Agnes Flanagan ... hair stylist
Emile LaVigne ... makeup artist
Alice Monte ... hair stylist
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist: Miss Monroe (uncredited)

Production Management

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Allen K. Wood ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sam Nelson ... assistant director
Thomas L. Miller ... assistant director (uncredited)
Hal W. Polaire ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tom Plews ... property

Sound Department

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Fred Lau ... sound

Special Effects by

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Milt Rice ... special effects
Daniel Hays ... special effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Baxley ... stunt driver (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Gray ... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bernie Abramson ... still photographer (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty ... still photographer (uncredited)
Phil Stern ... still photographer (uncredited)
Don Stott ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bert Henrikson ... wardrobe
Orry-Kelly ... gowns: Miss Monroe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Location Management

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John Veitch ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Matty Malneck ... songs: supervised by
Eve Newman ... music editor
George 'Red' Callender ... musician: double bass (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano ... musician: tenor sax for Tony Curtis (uncredited) / musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Jack Dumont ... musician (uncredited)
Al Hendrickson ... musician: ukulele for Marylyn Monroe (uncredited) / musician: ukulele (uncredited)
Barney Kessel ... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Matty Malneck ... conductor (uncredited)
Shelly Manne ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Dave Pell ... musician: tenor sax (uncredited) / saxophone coach for Tony Curtis (uncredited)
Art Pepper ... musician: alto sax (uncredited)
Society Syncopators ... vocalist (uncredited)
Leroy Vinnegar ... musician: double bass (uncredited)
Gerald Wiggins ... vocal coach for Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
John Williams ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Other crew

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John Franco ... script continuity
Jack Cole ... choreographer (uncredited)
Evelyn Moriarty ... stand-in: Marilyn Monroe (uncredited)
Alpha Steinman ... production secretary (uncredited)
Paula Strasberg ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine's Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They're desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show up at the train station as Josephine and Daphne, the replacement saxophone and bass players. They certainly enjoy being around the girls, especially Sugar Kane Kowalczyk who sings and plays the ukulele. Joe in particular sets out to woo her while Jerry/Daphne is wooed by a millionaire, Osgood Fielding III. Mayhem ensues as the two men try to keep their true identities hidden and Spats Colombo and his crew show up for a meeting with several other crime lords. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines Not since SCARFACE, so much action. Not since the Marx Brothers, so much comedy. Not since THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, so much Marilyn. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Not Tonight, Josephine! (United States)
  • Certains l'aiment chaud (France)
  • Manche mögen's heiß (Germany)
  • Ningú no és perfecte (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Con faldas y a lo loco (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 121 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,883,848 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,039,935

Did You Know?

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Trivia Marilyn Monroe required 47 takes to get "It's me, Sugar" correct, instead saying either "Sugar, it's me" or "It's Sugar, me". After take 30, Billy Wilder had the line written on a blackboard. Another scene required Monroe to rummage through some drawers and say "Where's the bourbon?" After 40 takes of her saying "Where's the whiskey?", 'Where's the bottle?", or "Where's the bonbon?", Wilder pasted the correct line in one of the drawers. After Monroe became confused about which drawer contained the line, Wilder had it pasted in every drawer. Fifty-nine takes were required for this scene and when she finally does say it, she has her back to the camera, leading some to wonder if Wilder finally gave up and had it dubbed. See more »
Goofs During the opening chase, the police zip by a Chevron gas station. Chevron was known as Standard Oil in 1929. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Vida conyugal sana (1974). See more »
Soundtracks Runnin' Wild See more »
Crazy Credits When their night club starts to close for the evening, Osgood Fielding III suggests another nightclub a few miles down the Florida coast where they can find a nightclub that is "the berries", a common expression in the late 1920s, much like "cool" is today. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Jerry: Oh no you don't! Osgood, I'm gonna level with you. We can't get married at all.
Osgood: Why not?
Jerry: Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde.
Osgood: Doesn't matter.
Jerry: I smoke! I smoke all the time!
Osgood: I don't care.
Jerry: Well, I have a terrible past. For three years now, I've been living with a saxophone player.
Osgood: I forgive you.
Jerry: [tragically] I can never have children!
Osgood: We can adopt some.
Jerry: But you don't understand, Osgood! Ohh...
[Jerry finally gives up and pulls off his wig]
Jerry: [normal voice] I'm a man!
Osgood: [shrugs] Well, nobody's perfect!
[Jerry looks on with disbelief as Osgood continues smiling with indifference. Fade out]
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