Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder. Marilyn Monroe (Gemma Arterton). Copyright: Little Rock.

Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder

Sky Arts comedy drama about Marilyn Monroe. 1 episode in 2018. Stars Gemma Arterton, Adam Brody, Felicity Montagu, Alex Pettyfer and others.

Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder. Image shows from L to R: Marilyn Monroe (Gemma Arterton), Billy Wilder (James Purefoy). Copyright: Little Rock.

Urban Myths: Marilyn Monroe & Billy Wilder

Comedy about the filming of Some Like It Hot

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Gemma Arterton, Adam Brody, Felicity Montagu, Alex Pettyfer, James Purefoy, Dougray Scott, Irfan Shamji and Sean Foley
Writer
David Cummings
Director
Sean Foley
Producer
Zoƫ Rocha

One of Marilyn Monroe's most iconic roles was undoubtedly that of singer and ukulele player Sugar 'Kane' Kowalczyk in the 1959 romantic comedy Some Like It Hot. It is regarded as one of the greatest comedy films of all time but, behind the scenes, America's sweetheart is struggling to deliver a line.

Marilyn runs to Arthur Miller and Paula Strasberg for reassurance, leaving Billy Wilder tearing his hair out and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon making side-bets. On the forty-seventh take, Marilyn nails it: "It's me, Sugar!"

Production Details

Part of

Urban Myths

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th April 2018 on Sky Arts at 2:10am
Episode length
24 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 11:00pm

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