Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

Blu-ray Disc - 2011
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After witnessing a mob hit, two unemployed musicians flee to Miami disguised as women.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2011
Branch Call Number: MOVIE SOM
Language Note: English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish soundtracks with optional French or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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tuckerclan
Mar 30, 2019

Funny movie about two guys evading the mob. I've always thought Jack Lemmon was the best actor in this type of role. He has a comedic genius that is just too smooth. Tony Curtis plays the suave male perfectly and Marilyn Monroe just looks fabulous, even though her acting leaves a little bit to be desired.

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DUVIDL
Feb 25, 2019

SMALL NOTE: To truly enjoy some of the inside jokes, take a look at SCARFACE (1939) starring Paul Muni. It was George Raft`s ("Spats") movie debut. Legend states that, while actually have just avoided being entangled by the Mob (due to some of 'da boys' throwning together enough money to get him out of town and all the way to Hollywood), by his own admittance, Raft was just a hard-working schmo who didn`t know nothin' from nothin' about acting: especially what to do with his hands in a scene. So Howard Hawks, the director, gave him a silver dollar and told him to flip it. It became Raft's trademark.

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readatyeg
Sep 01, 2018

One of the funniest movies of all time both witty and situational.
If you love this writer and director team as I do, check out an earlier movie of theirs, Cactus Flower which is marvelous too. Enjoy!

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donkeyhote
May 22, 2018

Very good, funny, entertaining movie with 3 top stars: Marylin Monroe, Tony Curtis (the American Prince) and Jack Lemmon. Nothing to do with any Trans-Odd-Queer stuff, just entertainment, and a good one.

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ManMachine
Apr 05, 2018

When it comes to Hollywood movies about male sexual orientation and (cringe) cross-dressing - I'm sure glad to say that 1959's "Some Like It Hot" wasn't one where the men "crossing over" ever believed themselves to be really women trapped inside a man's body.

(Phew! That was a close call!)

And when it came to all of this deliberate gender deception with musicians, Joe and Jerry - I thought that Jack Lemmon (with hilarious confidence) clearly understood his "Daphne" character so much more completely than did Tony Curtis with his "Josephine".

Of course - Having the voluptuous Marilyn Monroe (as Sugar Cane Kowalczyk) in this picture certainly did help to keep the charge of testosterone always crackling sharply just like a bolt of flash-lightning that never fails to strike in precisely the same place twice.

Anyway - I'd say that this film's humorous ending between Daphne (Lemmon) and Osgood Fielding III (Brown) was a priceless touch of well-timed genius (thanks to director, Billy Wilder).

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akirakato
Apr 03, 2018

Directed by Billy Wilder in 1959 based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder and Michael Logan from the French film "Fanfare of Love", this American romantic comedy shows the escape attempt of two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.
It appears foolishly hilarious.
I'm pretty sure you would laugh your head off to death.
Definitely one of the greatest comedies and the best crossdressing flicks of all time.

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mr_chocolate
Apr 03, 2018

One of the best comedy movies out there! This movie ranks along with another very funny Marilyn Monroe film, the 1955, Seven Year Itch, with Tom Ewell. Marilyn is often overlooked for her comedic timing and acting skills.

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HYDEPARKBOOKLOVER
Mar 16, 2017

A very funny screwball type of comedy. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon give very goof performances. But the scene still award would've had to go to Joe E Brown for his role as Osgood Fielding III who gave one of the best lines ever " Well Nobody's Perfect "

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ThomasJWhiting
Apr 17, 2016

VERY GOOD 1959 romantic musical comedy. Fun to see Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon playing ladies in an all woman band. And Marilyn Monroe does a good job acting, etc.

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nancydrew
Aug 03, 2015

The best film ever!
Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe - THE BEST

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