Some Like It Hot

Nominee
Best Director
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Awards
Nominee
Best Adapted Screenplay
Academy Awards
A lulu… With easy mastery, [Wilder] has captured much of the scuttling, broad, vaguely surrealist feeling of the best silent comedies.

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Some Like It Hot


Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.
SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) & PILLOW TALK (1959)
60th Anniversary Screenings at Laemmle's NoHo, Playhouse, and Royal, Thursday, February 14

Instead of the Valentine’s Day massacre depicted in
Some Like It Hot, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present comedy and romance to mark the holiday. Two award-winning comedies from 1959 share the bill and you can enjoy both Some Like It Hot and Pillow Talk for one admission price!

When the American Film Institute conducted a poll of critics and filmmakers to rank the greatest American comedies, Billy Wilder’s
Some Like It Hot came in at #1. The hilarious film melds violence, cross-dressing, and music, and benefits from a superb cast headed by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon (Oscar-nominated for his performance), Tony Curtis, Joe E. Brown, and George Raft. Wilder was nominated for his direction and for the screenplay he wrote with frequent collaborator I.A.L. Diamond. Orry-Kelly won the Oscar for best black-and-white costume design, especially for the stunning costumes he created for Monroe, including an almost see-through dress that she wears while performing.

The story follows two down-on-their-luck musicians who inadvertently witness the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago and are forced to go on the run. Their only option to escape the gangsters is to disguise themselves as women and join an all-girl band on a tour of Florida. Reviews for the film were ecstatic.
The New Republic’s Stanley Kauffmann wrote, “This new Marilyn Monroe-Jack Lemmon-Tony Curtis film is a lulu… With easy mastery, [Wilder] has captured much of the scuttling, broad, vaguely surrealist feeling of the best silent comedies.” Roger Ebert declared, “Wilder’s 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies.” When the Library of Congress established its National Film Registry to preserve important films, Some Like It Hot was one of the first 25 movies inducted. Joe E. Brown mused in the movie’s famous final line, “Nobody’s perfect.” Maybe not, but this film comes close.

Double feature with
Pillow Talk.

Format: DCP
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Anniversary Classics
Runtime
121
Language
English
Director
Billy Wilder
Cast
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown
Awards:
Nominee, Best Director, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Awards
Nominee, Best Cinematography, Academy Awards
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