Some Like It Hot 1959

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Billy Wilder directs this critically acclaimed classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. In February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters led by the ruthless Spats Colombo (George Raft), the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee)'s all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy) with Monroe and Lemmon being awarded for their performances.

Starring:
George E. Stone, George Raft
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring George E. Stone, George Raft, Tom Kennedy, Billy Gray, Edward G. Robinson, Nehemiah Persoff, Harry Wilson, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Mike Mazurki, Pat O'Brien, Joan Shawlee, Joe E. Brown, Harry W
Director Billy Wilder
Genres Comedy
Rental release 26 November 2001
Main languages English
Subtitles Finnish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Greek, Swedish, Hebrew, Danish, Czech, English, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 57 minutes
Starring George E. Stone, George Raft, Tom Kennedy, Billy Gray, Edward G. Robinson, Nehemiah Persoff, Harry Wilson, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Mike Mazurki, Pat O'Brien, Joan Shawlee, Joe E. Brown, Harry W
Director Billy Wilder
Genres Comedy
Studio 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 21 September 2012
Main languages English

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Joyce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 21 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD
This has been voted in a number of polls as the greatest comic film of all time and while I have undoubtedly laughed more uproariously at other (sometimes lesser) films, this is still undeniably very funny today and is superbly directed by that master of comedy, Billy Wilder. Jack Lemmon is, of course, brilliantly funny, but one should not underestimate just how good Tony Curtis and, yes, Marilyn Monroe, are in their parts and, my word, is she sexy or what? There are some choice performances in supporting roles, notably from Joe E. Brown, who gets to utter that one of the most famous last lines in film history. It is in black and white, of course, but somehow this just adds to the pleasure. The "extras" are very entertaining and Tony Curtis is on particularly good form. If you don't already own this, you really should!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr D E Bassett on 27 Feb. 2003
Format: VHS Tape
'Some Like it Hot' is quintessential old-fashioned comedy, and damned good entertainment. It's got a fun, although somewhat predictable plot, but this film drags it all together - one of the best screenplays of all time; classic acting, especially from the Oscar-nominated Lemmon; perfect direction; and, of course, Monroe on cue to provide the music, of which there is plenty.
Curtis and Lemmon make the ultimate double-act, and every supporting performance is fantastic, making every scene a joy to watch. I'm not normally a fan of farce as a genre of comedy, but 'Some Like it Hot' is just done so well it's impossible not to be taken in by its non-stop madcap hilarity.
It really is as simple as that - whether you just want to relax and enjoy some solid entertainment, or you're a comedy fan, this is a must for any home collection.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By ciaran moore on 7 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
just to elaborate slightly on the extras on this two disc set.There is a commentary which comprises of interviews with tony curtis and jack lemmon.There are featurettes from the previous edition "nostalgic look back"(31:14},"memories of the sweet sues"(12:04),"virtual hall of memories"(21:05)and two new ones "making of..."(25:45) and "legacy of..."(20:23)and the trailer.Hope this helps.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Trey Mercartné on 8 Nov. 2005
Format: DVD
"Some Like It Hot" is an outstanding comedy from 1959, directed by the genius that was Billy Wilder and starring three true Hollywood greats. Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis supply all the laughs with thier flawless comedic performances. The film is based around two musicians (Curtis and Lemmon) who find themselves witnesses to a gangland shooting. They search desperatley for a musical job that will send them else where so they can escape the mob who are quickly tracking them down to ''silence'' them. The only available job is that of a girl group. Desperate times call for desperate measures and the unlikely pair take on fake names and through make-up and dress become women impersonators to join the gril group undetected.
Of course, thier quest is not an easy one and it leads to truly hillarious results. I'm not going to reel of endless details of the film's funniest moments but needless to say there are a whole wealth of them. Marilyn Monroe is outstanding in the film, and it proves once and for all what an underappreciated true great of comedy acting she was. Curtis and Lemmon are a flawless double act and both put in career defining performances here. The special features of the DVD are really great and a tremendous ammount to the set. The documentaries here, including interviews with Tony Curtis and many of the extra's from the girl band are really great and they add a behind-the-scenes look at one of America's greatest loved and most enduring comedy movies. Marilyn Monroe was reportedly at her most difficult during the film's production, but whatever was needed to create thier truly wonderful box office gem was well worth it. "Some Like It Hot" is an undeniably fabulous film that no self respecting film buff or lover should be without.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. E. Hall on 4 Oct. 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The best comedy of all time? I'd say so, yes. Most comedies get dated so quickly that they become boring within 20 years. This one is approaching the half century and is still funny.

Set in 1920s prohibition, two struggling musicians are on the run from mobsters, but the only paying gig in town is an all expense paid trip to a hotel in Florida. One catch - they gotta be girls! So Joe and Jerry become Josephine (Curtis) and Daphne (Lemon). The tale stretches down on the train as Daphne wrestles with himself not to hit on his new 'girlfriend' Sugar but then has to fend off a creepy old millionaire on the beach. Meanwhile 'Joesephine' busiers himself dressing up as a millionaire to impress Sugar, with an hilarius intepretation of Cary Grant ('...nO..bOdy..torks like thAt').

The two funiest lines of the film are:

Osgood: What instrument do you play?

Daphne (exasperated): Bow fiddel!

Osgood: Oh, do you use the bow or do you just pluck it?

Daphne (with a glint in the eye): Most of the time I SLAP it!

There is of course the legendary final line as Daphne tries to convince Osgood that he cant marry him but trying not to admit that he's a man. When he eventually throws of the wigs and yells:

Daphne: 'No you don't understand. I'm a man!'

Osgood: 'Well, nobody's perfect.'

According to legend, the script writers were so stumped that when one of them suggested the line they both hated it. They wrote it down until they could come up with 'something better' and passed of one of the most famous final lines in cinema history.

With Marilyn Munroe's defining performance and comedy that shines 50 years on, this film is a dream and a timeless classic that belongs in any movie collection.
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