Some Like It Hot (DVD)
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- R 58
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
- Movies & TV
- 1 Feb 2009
- Supply Source
- South Africa
- Some Like It Hot
- Release Year
- Running Time
- 121 min
- Comedies / Classic / Essential Cinema / Gangsters / On-The-Run / Recommended / Switching Roles / Theatrical Release / Vintage
- Billy Wilder's classic comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as a pair of unemployed musicians who inadvertently become witnesses to the St. Valentine Day's Massacre. To escape the wrath of the gangsters, Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) are forced to hit the road in drag, taking the only jobs available with an all-girl band bound for Miami. Enroute, both men fall for lead singer and blond bombshell Sugar Kane, (Marilyn Monroe), but are unable to fulfill their desires for fear of revealing their identity. Joe tries to get around this by adopting a third identity for seduction, that of a shy millionaire who sounds strangely like Cary Grant. Meanwhile Jerry has his own problems, fighting off the advances of Osgood E. Fielding, a real millionaire hypnotized by his/her charms.
- SOME LIKE IT HOT was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.
The original title was NOT TONIGHT, JOSEPHINE.
Billy Wilder briefly considered Frank Sinatra for one of the lead roles.
- Cast & Crew
- Billy Wilder
- Joe E. Brown / Tony Curtis / Billy Gray / Tom Kennedy / Jack Lemmon / Mike Mazurki / Marilyn Monroe / Pat O'Brien / Nehemiah Persoff / George Raft / Edward G. Robinson / Joan Shawlee / George E. Stone / Harry Wilson
- Adolph Deutsch
- Billy Wilder
- Director of Photography
- Charles Lang
- Arthur P. Schmidt
- Production Designer
- Ted Haworth
- Movie Critics
- Chicago Sun-Times
- "...Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft..."— Roger Ebert (9 Jan 2000, p.5)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are enormously enjoyable....While Marilyn Monroe is a vision as wide-eyed love interest, Sugar."— Empire Staff (1 Sep 2007, p.158)
- Entertainment Weekly
- "...[Monroe's] lighter than-air work remains a divine enhancement to one of the funniest movies ever..."— Mark Harris (1 Jun 2001, p.67)
- "Lemmon enacts one of moviedom's great comic creations."— Premiere Staff (1 Apr 2004, p.67)
- Total Film
- "...Elegant, sexy, energetic and side-slicingly funny, SOME LIKE IT HOT is the film all high-concept comedies want to be when they grow up..."— Ceri Thomas (1 Dec 2000, p.109)
- Wall Street Journal
- "This was the film Marilyn Monroe made immediately after THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, and the artistic apex of her career."— (25 Nov 2011, )
- Academy Awards
- Best Costume Design (b&w)
- Winner: 1959