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Some Like It Hot
Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis
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Overview

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.

Awards:
1959 - Academy Awards - Best Costume Design (b&w) - Winner

Main Cast & Crew:
Billy Wilder - Director
Marilyn Monroe
Tony Curtis
Jack Lemmon
George Raft
Pat O'Brien
Joe E. Brown
Nehemiah Persoff
Joan Shawlee
Billy Gray
George E. Stone

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: B&W
  • UPC: 715515223218
  • Genre: COMEDIES
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: November 2018

Movie Reviews

Notes:
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.

Reviews:
"...Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft..." - 01/09/2000 Chicago Sun-Times, p.5


"...[Monroe's] lighter than-air work remains a divine enhancement to one of the funniest movies ever..." - 06/01/2001 Entertainment Weekly, p.67


"...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..." - 12/01/2000 Total Film, p.109


"Lemmon enacts one of moviedom's great comic creations." - 04/01/2004 Premiere, p.67


"Monroe's and Lemmon's finest two hours, and Curtis chip in a brutal Cary Grant impression." -- Grade: A- - 07/21/2006 Entertainment Weekly, p.57


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." - 09/01/2007 Empire, p.158


"This was the film Marilyn Monroe made immediately after THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, and the artistic apex of her career." - 11/25/2011 Wall Street Journal


5 stars out of 5 -- "Brilliant performances, wondrous comic timing and the greatest pay-off line ever written: this one’s still red hot." - 07/14/2015 Total Film

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