Some Like It Hot (1959)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Romance

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When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.


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  • Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon in Some Like It Hot (1959)

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The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.


Mulligan: All right, Charlie; that the joint?
Toothpick Charlie: Yes, sir.
Mulligan: Who runs it?
Toothpick Charlie: I already told you.
Mulligan: Refresh my memory.
Toothpick Charlie: Spats Columbo.
Mulligan: That's very refreshing; what's the password?
Toothpick Charlie: "I've come to Grandma's funeral." Here's your admission card.
Mulligan: Thanks, Charlie.
Toothpick Charlie: Now if you ...


The depiction of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre is deliberately inaccurate, to spoof Scarface and other classic gang movies which sensationalized and fictionalized real people (including Al Capone) and events. It's a comedy, not a documentary. To be specific, the shooting took place at mid-morning, not at night. The hitmen did not drive into the garage as shown; they parked outside. They drove a Cadillac, not a Duesenberg Model J as in the movie, and two of the four actual killers were dressed as policemen.


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Romance


Release Date:

14 April 1959



Country of Origin


Box Office


$2,883,848 (estimated)


$25,000,000 (USA)

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