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Some Like It Hot (1959)
Comedy,Crime,Music,Romance
English
"The movie too HOT for words! "
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Marilyn Monroe Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Tony Curtis Joe - 'Josephine'
Jack Lemmon Jerry - 'Daphne'
George Raft Spats Colombo
Pat O'Brien Det. Mulligan
Joe E. Brown Osgood Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff Little 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. Johnny Paradise
Al Breneman Bellhop (uncredited)
Marian Collier Olga (clarinet player) (uncredited)
Pat Comiskey Spats' henchman (uncredited)
Joan Fields Band member (uncredited)
Mary Foley Band member (uncredited)
Paul Frees Funeral director / Josephine (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Gray Mobster at banquet (uncredited)
Harold 'Tommy' Hart Official #2 (uncredited)
Ted Hook Official #1 (uncredited)
John Indrisano Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Kennedy Bouncer (uncredited)
Jack McClure Spats' henchman / driver (uncredited)
Penny McGuiggan Band member (uncredited)
Laurie Mitchell Mary Lou (trumpet player) (uncredited)
Colleen O'Sullivan Band Member (uncredited)
Helen Perry Rosella (uncredited)
Fred Sherman Drunk (uncredited)
Tito Vuolo Mozzarella (uncredited)
Sandra Warner Emily (band member) (uncredited)
Grace Lee Whitney Band member (uncredited)
Producer: Billy Wilder
Writer: Robert Thoeren,Michael Logan
The funniest movie ever made?
One of the all time great screen comedies, Some Like It Hot stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon at their best. Billy Wilder, one of the all time great directors, co-wrote and directed this fantastic movie.

Set in 1929, Lemmon and Curtis are out of work musicians who witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Fleeing for their lives, they disguise themselves as female musicians in order to get to Florida and away from the mob. This is where the fun begins.

Renamed "Daphne" and "Josephine" they try their best to keep their secret. But when "Josephine"(Curtis) meets sexy ukulele player Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe) you know he's going to blow his cover somehow. While Curtis tries to woo Monroe by pretending to be her dream man as she has told him, Lemmon is courted by Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown). Curtis adapts a Cary Grant accent and pretends to be frigid in the movie's funniest scenes. Lemmon seems to forget he's a boy and has so much fun with Fielding and adores the things he buys him. Between the cases of mistaken and pretend identities, the mobsters come to Florida for their Opera Lovers Meeting. It all winds up with a hilarious ending.

This movie is a gem from start to finish. Curtis, Monroe, and Brown are great in their parts. Monroe brings a funny and sexy vulnerability to Sugar and Curtis is great with his performance as "Josephine" and the stuffy millionaire who talks just like Cary Grant. Lemmon really steals the movie here. He invests Daphne with such enthusiasm that we can understand why he's falling for Osgood. He's having way too much fun and it's great to watch him. This is a true classic from start to finish. It's recommended for anyone who likes to laugh.

Grade:A+

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Imdb rating: 8.4
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Running time: 120 min
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