DVD 122 mins IMDB 8.4 (31,218 votes) top 250: #72
Some Like It Hot
MGM / UA (1959)
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(8/24/2005 )

John Wood
Comedy, Crime, Music, Romance, Thriller
USA  /  English

Tony Curtis Joe/Josephine/Junior
Jack Lemmon Jerry/Daphne
Marilyn Monroe Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
Joe E. Brown Osgood Fielding III
Pat O'Brien Mulligan
George Raft Spats Colombo
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

Director Billy Wilder
Producer Billy Wilder
Writer I.A.L. Diamond; Billy Wilder; Robert Thoeren; Michael Logan
Cinematography Charles Lang
Musician Adolph Deutsch
User Credit 1 Arthur P. Schmidt
User Credit 2 Orry-Kelly

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 perfect…until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monroe) falls for "Josephine," an ancient playboy (Joe E. Brown) falls for "Daphne," and a mob boss (George Raft) refuses to fall for their hoax!

Nominated for 7 Academy Awards®, Some Like It Hot is the quintessential madcap farce and "one of the greatest of all film comedies" (The Motion Picture Guide).

Edition Details
Barcode 027616860385
Region Region 1
Chapters 16
Release Date 5/22/2001
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.66:1 B&W
Subtitles French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Orignal Theatrical Trailers
Personal Details
Purchase Date 8/24/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 The movie too HOT for words!
Links DVD Empire
Amazon US

Trivia: Named the funniest movie of all time by the American Film Institute (more)

Goofs: Anachronisms: Osgood tells Daphne that his mother packed him off to Florida when the George White Scandals opened. The story is set in February 1929; George White's 1929 Scandals opened on 23 September 1929. (more)

[first lines]
Mulligan: All right, Charlie; that the joint?
Toothpick Charlie: Yes, sir.
Mulligan: Who runs it?
Toothpick Charlie: I already told you.
Mulligan: Refresh my memory.
Toothpick Charlie: Spats Columbo.
Mulligan: That's very refreshing; what's the password?
Toothpick Charlie: "I've come to Grandma's funeral." Here's your admission card.
[he gives Mulligan a mourning armband]

Awards: Won Oscar. Another 10 wins & 8 nominations (more)