SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) is one of the funniest films and greatest comedies ever made. A Billy Wilder Production that is shot in black and white with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the three lead roles with an excellent supporting cast of George Raft, Pat O'Brien and Joe E. Brown.
Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two Musicians named Joe and Jerry from Chicago who witness a shooting involving a mob boss played by George Raft. They decide to go on the run and disguise themselves as two female members named Josephine and Daphne of an all girl jazz band who are headed to a hotel in Florida. Marilyn Monroe plays Sugar a member of the Jazz Band who falls for Joe/Josephine's other alter ego. Joe E. Brown plays Osgood Fielding III, an older and very rich playboy who takes a liking to Jerry/Daphne and says one of the best movie quotes ever written at the end of the film.
A great laugh for all the family to enjoy, action packed, funny and entertaining you don't want to miss it.
*Contributed by: "Nina M." Date: Wed, Nov 23 2005 / 17:08:37 PSTAcademy Awards®
1960 Won Best Costume Design, Black-and-White: Orry-Kelly
1960 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Jack Lemmon
1960 Won Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White: Ted Haworth, Edward G. Boyle
1960 Won Best Achievement in Cinematography, Black-and-White: Charles Lang
1960 Won Best Achievement in Directing: Billy Wilder
1960 Won Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond