"Billy Wilder came up to me in a little restaurant and introduced himself and said ‘Now, leesen, I got dis film here, and it’s a period piece, ‘bout a couple of museecians who vitness the St Valentine’s Day Massace,…and you’re in drag for 85 per cent of the picture. You want to do it?’
If Billy called me tomorrow with one line, I would do it because it’s the good fortune of even just knowing him. He’s one of the most stimulating things in my life. I don’t know what it would be like to spend 60 seconds with him that were dull.” Jack Lemmon
Alternate Opening Sequence Credit.
Pam Grier dancing to the popular surf song “Misirlou”.