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Some Like it Hot

After witnessing a Mafia murder, slick saxophone player Joe (Tony Curtis) and his long-suffering buddy, Jerry (Jack Lemmon), improvise a quick plan to escape from Chicago with their lives. Disguising themselves as women, they join an all-female jazz band and hop a train bound for sunny Florida. While Joe pretends to be a millionaire to win the band's sexy singer, Sugar (Marilyn Monroe), Jerry finds himself pursued by a real millionaire (Joe E. Brown) as things heat up and the mobsters close in.

Some Like it Hot
Cast:

Jack Lemmon
Tony Curtis
Marilyn Monroe
Joe E. Brown
George Raft
Pat O’Brien

Director:
Billy Wilder

Producer:
Billy Wilder

Written by:
Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond

Distributor:
United Artists

Budget:
$2.9 million

Box Office:
$40 million

Awards:

Academy Awards - Best Costume Design, Black-and-White (Won)
Academy Awards - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Director (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Nominated)
Academy Awards - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White (Nominated)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Comedy (Won)
Golden Globes - Best Actress - Comedy or Musical (Won)
Golden Globes - Best Actor - Comedy or Musical (Won)



Rotten Tomatoes Score:
96%