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Some Like It Hot (1959)

122 min - Comedy, Romance - 18 March 1959
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Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Billy Gray, George E. Stone, Dave Barry, Mike Mazurki, Harry Wilson, Beverly Wills, Barbara Drew, Edward G. Robinson Jr.,

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Storyline

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.



Tagline: The movie too HOT for words!

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Details

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  18 March 1959

Box Office

Budget:  $2,883,848
Revenue:  $25,000,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Mirisch Corporation, Ashton Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 02 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR — Jack Lemmon {“Jerry/Daphne”}
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Ted Haworth; Set Decoration: Edward G. Boyle
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Charles Lang, Jr.
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Orry-Kelly  – WON
DIRECTING — Billy Wilder
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond


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