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 six Academy Awards,® Some Like It Hot is the quintessential madcap farce and “one of the greatest of all film comedies” (The Motion Picture Guide).
*1959: Directing, Actor (Jack Lemmon), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography (B&W), Art Direction (B&W), Costume Design (B&W — won)
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**Audio Commentary featuring an interview with Tony Curtis, archived interview with Jack Lemmon and commentary by Paul Diamond (son of I.A.L. Diamond) and screenwriters Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
**The Making of Some Like It Hot
**The Legacy of Some Like It Hot
**Nostalgic Look Back Documentary
**Memories f rom the Sweet Sues Featurette
**Virtual Hall of Memories
**Original Theatrical Trailer
Cast & Crew
Lemmon digs out most of the laughs in the script. As for Marilyn, she's been trimmer, slimmer and sexier in earlier pictures.
Pictures like this, with a sense of humor that is as broad as it can be sophisticated, come along only infrequently.
In many ways, the ultimate Billy Wilder film -- replete with breathless pacing, transvestite humor, and unflinching cynicism.
Some Like It Hot does cool off considerably now and again, but Mr. Wilder and his carefree clowns keep it crackling and funny most of the time.
Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft.