Some Like It Hot [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Some Like It Hot [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Billy Wilder Cast: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
, George Raft
George Raft
Billy Wilder
Some Like It Hot [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Some Like It Hot [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray]

Director: Billy Wilder Cast: Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
, Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
, Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
, George Raft
George Raft
Billy Wilder

Blu-ray (Black & White)

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Overview

The launching pad for Billy Wilder's comedy classic was a rusty old German farce, Fanfares of Love, whose two main characters were male musicians so desperate to get a job that they disguise themselves as women and play with an all-girl band in gangster-dominated 1929 Chicago. In this version, musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) lose their jobs when a speakeasy owned by mob boss Spats Columbo (George Raft) is raided by prohibition agent Mulligan (Pat O'Brien). Several weeks later, on February 14th, Joe and Jerry get a job perfroming in Urbana and end up witnessing a gangland massacre in a parking garage. Fearing that they will be next on the mobsters' hit lists, Joe devises an ingenious plan for disguising their identities. Soon they are all dolled up and performing as Josephine and Daphne in Sweet Sue's all-girl orchestra. En route to Florida by train with Sweet Sue's band, the boys (girls?) make the acquaintance of Sue's lead singer Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, in what may be her best performance). Joe and Jerry immediately fall in love, though of course their new feminine identities prevent them from acting on their desires. Still, they are determined to woo her, and they enact an elaborate series of gender-bending ruses complicated by the fact that flirtatious millionaire Osgood Fielding (Joe E. Brown) has fallen in love with "Daphne." The plot gets even thicker when Spats Columbo and his boys show up in Florida. Nominated for several Oscars, Some Like It Hot ended up the biggest moneymaking comedy up to 1959. Full of hilarious set pieces and movie in-jokes, it has not tarnished with time and in fact seems to get better with each passing year, as its cross-dressing humor keeps it only more and more up-to-date.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2018
UPC: 0715515223119
Original Release: 1959
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Language: English
Time: 2:01:00
Sales rank: 1,354

Special Features

New 4k digital restoration, with umcompressed monaural soundtrack; Audio Commentary from 1989 featuring film scholar Howard Suber; New short program on Orry-Kelly's costumes for the film, featuring Costume Designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and Costume Historian and archivist Larry McQueen; Three behind-the-scenes documentaries; Appearances by Director Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show from 1982; Conversation from 2001; between actor Tony Curtis and film critic Leonard Maltin; French television interview from 1988 with actor Jack Lemmon; Radio interview from 1955 with actor Marilyn Monroe; Trailer; Plus: An essay by author Sam Wasson

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marilyn Monroe Sugar Kane
Tony Curtis Joe/Josephine
Jack Lemmon Jerry/Daphne
George Raft Spats Columbo
Joe E. Brown Osgood E. Fielding III
Nehemiah Persoff Little Bonaparte
Joan Shawlee Sweet Sue
Billy Gray Sig Poliakoff,Mobster at Banquet
George E. Stone Toothpick Charlie
Dave Barry Beinstock
Mike Mazurki Spats' Henchman
Harry Wilson Spats' Henchman
Beverly Wills Dolores
Barbara Drew Nellie
Edward G. Robinson Jr. Johnny Paradise
Tom Kennedy Bouncer
John Indrisano Waiter
Adolph Deutsch Composer
Alex Ball le patron de bar clandestin
Brandon Beach un invité
Phil Bloom un gangster,un gangster
Al Breneman Bellhop
Steve Carruthers un invité
James J. Casino un gangster
Kid Chissell l'officier de police
Marian Collier Olga
Edward G. Robinson Johnny Paradise
Sam Bagley Extra
Ted Christy Small Role
Pat Comiskey Spats' Henchman
James Dime Gangster Convention Greeter
Joan Fields Band Member
Duke Fishman Gangster at Convention
Pat O'Brien Mulligan
Mary Foley Band Member
Paul Frees Funeral Director/Josephine
Harold Tommy Hart Official #2
Ted Hook Official #1
Tipp McClure Spats' Henchman/Driver
Penny McGuiggan Band Member
Laurie Mitchell Mary Lou - Trumpet Player
Colleen O'Sullivan Band Member
Helen Perry Rosella
Danny Richards Jr. Fresh Bellboy
Fred Sherman Drunk
Bert Stevens Speakeasy Patron
Arthur Tovey Speakeasy Patron
Tito Vuolo Mozzarella
Sandra Warner Emily - Band Member
Grace Lee Whitney Band Member

Technical Credits
Billy Wilder Director,Screenwriter,Producer
I.A.L. Diamond Screenwriter,Producer
Robert Thoeren Screenwriter
Doane Harrison Producer,Screenwriter
Fred Lau Sound Effects,Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Logan Screenwriter
Milt Rice Special Effects
Paul Baxley Stunts
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