Well, now that I’ve told you everything, I do hope you won’t say anything about it to my wife, not that I have anything to conceal, but I just don’t want to have her worry about my hair.
With its impersonation set-up (woman pretends to be pre-teen girl to get half rail fare, hilarity ensues) The Major and Minor can be seen as a precursor to Some Like it Hot, but in my opinion it’s even funnier. Yes, even funnier than the AFI’s favourite comedy. It has to navigate some difficult areas, and there’s a massive shift in setting at the end of the first act, but Wilder’s first American film is a stonking success. I’m still beaming half an hour after the credits rolled. Now why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into this dry martini?