Some Like It Hot Movie Review 1959

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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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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 120 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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


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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