Some like it hot (Captioned)

United States, 1959

Film
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Two jazz musicians (played brilliantly by Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis) witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and elude their gangster pursuers by disguising themselves as women and joining an all-girl band headed for Miami. Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond had no doubts that they were making the funniest film of their careers when they created this superb comedy. Marilyn Monroe plays a singer in one of her best performances ever.

Credits

producer/director

Billy Wilder

production company

United Artists Corporation

Language

English

Duration

01:57:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

38567

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Closed captioning

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Gangster films

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Transvestites

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Love

Romance

Sound/audio

Captioned

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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