Some Like It Hot Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for Some Like It Hot the Movie

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Two unemployed musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago. They disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band headed for Miami to escape the gangsters' retaliation. Flawless cast includes a fetching Monroe at her best; hilarious script. Curtis does his Cary Grant impression. Classic scenes between Lemmon in drag and Joe E. Brown as a smitten suitor. Brown also has the film's famous closing punchline. Monroe sings "I Wanna Be Loved By You," "Running Wild," and "I'm Through With Love." One of the very funniest movies of all time.

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CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Screwball Comedy, Dream Girls, Gender Bending, Jazz & Blues, Gangs, Trains, Buddies, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Nehemiah Persoff, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee, Mike Mazurki
Cinematography
Charles B(ryant) Lang
Director
Billy Wilder
Music
Adolph Deutsch
Producer
United Artists

Awards

Oscars 1959: Costume Des. (B&W); AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1959: Actor (Lemmon); Golden Globes 1960: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Lemmon), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Monroe), Film--Mus./Comedy, Natl. Film Reg. 1989.

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