Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Billy Wilder (1959)

116min
U Certificate
Sun 30 Jul 9:45am - 11:55am Sky Cinema Select
HD SUB WIDE B&W SUR
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Review

Our Score
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are ideally matched in this crackling cross-dressing comedy, as the 1920s musicians who join an all-girl band to escape the Mob after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Yet, amazingly, Billy Wilder had originally wanted Bob Hope and Danny Kaye, and even considered casting Frank Sinatra instead of Lemmon. Curtis didn't always get along with Marilyn Monroe and compared their embraces to kissing Hitler (ironically, the name she gave the bullying Wilder). Yet sparks fly when she falls for Curtis's bogus oil tycoon - who not only boasts the voice of Cary Grant but also the body language of Grace Kelly! Lemmon's fling with his own (even more eccentric) millionaire is equally hilarious. Clearly, the personality clashes both on- and off-screen were crucial to this becoming a true film classic, for, as Joe E Brown famously says in the last line, "Nobody's perfect!"

Summary

After witnessing a mob hit in Chicago, two male jazz musicians don drag and hide out with an all-girl band to evade the gangsters pursuing them. However, the pair struggle to disguise their attraction for the beautiful lead singer - while one of them catches the eye of a smitten millionaire. Billy Wilder's classic romantic comedy, starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe.

Cast & Crew

Jerry/Daphne Jack Lemmon
Joe/Josephine Tony Curtis
Sugar Kane Marilyn Monroe
Osgood E Fielding III Joe E Brown
Spats Columbo George Raft
Little Bonaparte Nehemiah Persoff
Mulligan Pat O'Brien
Sweet Sue Joan Shawlee
Sig Poliakoff Billy Gray
Director Billy Wilder
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Park CircusAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Jul 2014
Comedy