Rent Some Like It Hot (1959)

4.1 of 5 from 354 ratings
1h 56min
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Synopsis:
When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland shooting they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest and homeliest members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfet... until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monroe) falls for "Josephine", an ancient play-boy (Joe Brown) falls for "Daphne", and a mob boss (George Raft) refuses to fall for their hoax!
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Billy Wilder
Voiced By:
Paul Frees
Writers:
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Others:
Edward G. Boyle, I. A. L. Diamond, Ted Haworth, Charles Lang Jr., Orry-Kelly
Studio:
MGM
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Romance
Awards:

1960 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1960 Oscar Best Costume Design Black and White

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/11/2001
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Nostalgic Lookback Documentary
  • Memories From the "Sweet Sues"
  • Featurette
  • Virtual Hall Of Memories
  • Original Press Book Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Other Billy Wilder Film Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
23/07/2012
Run Time:
116 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
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Bonus:
  • Commentary Featuring an Interview with Tony Curtis, Archived Interview with Jack Lemmon and Commentary with Paul Diamond (Son of IAL Diamond) and the Screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
  • The Making of Some like It Hot
  • The Legacy of Some like It Hot
  • A Nostalgic Look Back

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Reviews (4) of Some Like It Hot

The Best Hollywood Comedy of All Time - Some Like It Hot review by PV

Spoiler Alert
18/12/2011

This movie is perfect. It has a perfect script, first and foremost, and it's perfectly acted - all actors act well, from Marilyn, Lemmon and Curtis to all playing small roles. The film never ever drags, is well-directed and has good pace.

And, most of all, it is genuinely funny - really laugh-out-loud funny: the men-dressed-as-women shtick is older than Shakespeare, but works well when well done - and this was very controversial on the film's release when test audiences didn't like it!

But this film is more than a drag act: it is highlight of the careers of all involved. I watch this film every year or two and I still think it's funny - and way funnier than any film I have seen in the last decade (Except Four Lions perhaps). This is the best comedy ever to come out of Hollywood in my opinion, and so massivley superior to the crude, lewd, unfunny gross 'comedies' Hollywood makes now. A perfect movie.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Better first time - Some Like It Hot review by JD

Spoiler Alert
13/11/2011

When I remembered seeing this 20 years ago I thought it was a timeless classic. It is a classic, but the acting, particularly from Lemmon, is cringeingly bad. The Chicago mob are unlikely to have been RADA. Tony Curtis and Marilyn however shine through this dross to make it worth rewatching.

0 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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