Some Like it Hot

Some Like it Hot

Criterion Collection Edition #950

One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, in landmark performances) skip town by donning drag and joining an all-female band en route to Miami. The charm of the group’s singer, Sugar Kane (Marilyn Monroe, at the height of her bombshell powers) leads them ever further into extravagant lies, as Joe assumes the persona of a millionaire to woo her and Jerry’s female alter ego winds up engaged to a tycoon. With a whip-smart script by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond, and sparking chemistry among its finely tuned cast, SOME LIKE IT HOT is as deliriously funny and fresh today as it was when it first knocked audiences out six decades ago.

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Some Like it Hot
  • Some Like it Hot

    Directed by Billy Wilder • 1959 • United States
    Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon

    One of the most beloved films of all time, this sizzling masterpiece by Billy Wilder set a new standard for Hollywood comedy. After witnessing a mob hit, Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry (Tony Curtis...

Extras

  • SOME LIKE IT HOT Commentary

    This commentary, recorded for the Criterion Collection in 1989, features film scholar Howard Suber.

  • The Making of SOME LIKE IT HOT

    The following program is one of three short documentaries produced in 2001 and 2006 for MGM/UA that features interviews with actors Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, and SOME LIKE IT HOT writer-director Billy Wilder, among others.

  • The Legacy of SOME LIKE IT HOT

    The following program is one of three short documentaries produced in 2001 and 2006 for MGM/UA that features interviews with actors Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, and SOME LIKE IT HOT writer-director Billy Wilder, among others.

  • Memories from the Sweet Sues

    The following program is one of three short documentaries produced in 2001 and 2006 for MGM/UA that features interviews with actors Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond, and SOME LIKE IT HOT writer-director Billy Wilder, among others.

  • Costumes by Orry-Kelly

    In the following short documentary, produced in July 2018, costume designer and historian Deborah Nadoolman Landis and costume historian and archivist Larry McQueen discuss Orry-Kelly and his designs for SOME LIKE IT HOT.

  • Billy Wilder and Dick Cavett

    On January 14 and 15, 1982, writer-director Billy Wilder appeared on back-to-back episodes of “The Dick Cavett Show,” both of which are presented here. In them, Wilder and Cavett engage in a wide-ranging discussion of the filmmaker's life and career, including SOME LIKE IT HOT.

  • Tony Curtis and Leonard Maltin on SOME LIKE IT HOT

    The following conversation between critic Leonard Maltin and actor Tony Curtis about SOME LIKE IT HOT was recorded in 2001 for MGM/UA.

  • Jack Lemmon on SOME LIKE IT HOT

    On May 15, 1988, Jack Lemmon appeared on the French television program “Cinéma cinémas.” In that interview, presented here, he discusses SOME LIKE IT HOT, his costar Marilyn Monroe, and his thoughts on his approach to acting.