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

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

Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

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

United Artists

$2.9 million

Box Office:
$40 million


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)

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