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Some Like It Hot (29-Mar-1959)

Director: Billy Wilder

Writers: I.A.L. Diamond; Michael Logan; Robert Thoeren; Billy Wilder

Background Score: Adolph Deutsch

Producer: Billy Wilder

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Crossdressing

In 1929 Chicago, two unemployed musicians witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. They dress in drag; "Josephine" and "Daphne" head to Florida with an all-girl orchestra. Great Billy Wilder comedy. Won Oscar for Best Costume Design, received nominations for 5 others including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dave Barry
26-Aug-1918 16-Aug-2001 Borscht Belt comic
Joe E. Brown
28-Jul-1892 6-Jul-1973 Some Like It Hot
Tony Curtis
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
Jack Lemmon
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Mike Mazurki
25-Dec-1907 9-Dec-1990 Murder, My Sweet
Marilyn Monroe
1-Jun-1926 5-Aug-1962 Some Like It Hot
Pat O'Brien
11-Nov-1899 15-Oct-1983 Angels with Dirty Faces
Nehemiah Persoff
2-Aug-1919   The Harder They Fall
George Raft
26-Sep-1895 24-Nov-1980 Actor with Mafia ties
Edward G. Robinson, Jr.
19-Mar-1933 26-Feb-1974 Edward G. Robinson's troubled son
Joan Shawlee
5-Mar-1926 22-Mar-1987 The Adventures of Aggie


Marilyn Monroe   ...   Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis   ...   Joe -- Josephine
Jack Lemmon   ...   Jerry -- Daphne
George Raft   ...   Spats Colombo
Pat O'Brien   ...   Mulligan
Joe E. Brown   ...   Osgood Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff   ...   Bonaparte
Joan Shawlee   ...   Sweet Sue
Billy Gray   ...   Sig Poliakoff
George E. Stone   ...   Toothpick Charlie
Dave Barry   ...   Beinstock
Mike Mazurki   ...   Spats' Henchman
Harry Wilson   ...   Spats' Henchman
Beverly Wills   ...   Dolores
Barbara Drew   ...   Nellie
Edward G. Robinson, Jr.   ...   Paradise


Review by James Johannessen (posted on 25-Apr-2007)

Funny, Sexy, Sexy and just fun to watch. Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe have a great on-screen chemistry that draws you in and tickles you with slapstick humor and sexual innuendo thick enough to cut with a fork but you will want to use a spoon to get every drop. Let's face it - Marilyn Monroe screams sex and Billy Wilder squeezes every ounce of her talent out like tooth paste. The movie slows down a couple of times but just long enough to catch your breath. This is a must see treasure of the 50s timeless fun witty and sexy.

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