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Some Like It Hot

Venice Classics

Director:
Billy Wilder
Production:
Ashton Productions, The Mirisch Corporation, United Artists Corporation
Running Time:
121’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Year:
1959
Main Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O’Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee, Dave Barry
Screenplay:
Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond
Cinematographer:
Charles Lang
Editor:
Arthur P. Schmidt
Production Designer:
Ted Haworth
Costume Designer:
Orry-Kelly
Music:
Adoplh Deutsch
Sound:
Fred Lau
Special Effects:
Milt Rice
Restoration:
Park Circus Limited

Synopsis

Two third-rate jazz musicians find themselves jobless and on the run after the police raid the nightclub in which they were playing and they become the unwilling witnesses to a gang war. Penniless and with no place to hide, a tour with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators in Florida seems the perfect solution. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-girl band while Joe and Jerry are not women... yet. Armed with unsteady wigs and a shaky falsetto, Joe and Jerry manage to get themselves hired and meet Sugar Kane, a gorgeous ukulele player and alcoholic with a weakness for wayward saxophonists. But their luck is short-lived: things in fact start to go wrong when the pair attracts the attention of a libidinous millionaire and some all too familiar faces that arrive in their hotel for a meeting of the most dangerous criminals in the country.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Park Circus
15 Woodside Crescent
G3 7UL, Glasgow - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)141 3322083
nick.varley@parkcircus.com
http://www.parkcircus.com

PRODUCTION 2: The Criterion Collection

PRODUCTION 3: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

PRODUCTION 4: United Artists Corporation
245 N Beverly Dr
90210, Beverly Hills - United States

PRODUCTION WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: Ashton Productions

COPRODUCTIONS WHEN THE FILM WAS MADE: The Mirisch Corporation

WORLD SALES: Nick Varley - Park Circus Limited
15 Woodside Crescent
G3 7UL, Glasgow - United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)141 3322175
nick.varley@parkcircus.com

PRESS OFFICE: Kate Timperley - Park Circus Group
27 Beak Street
W1F 9RU, London - United Kingdom
kate.timperley@parkcircus.com
Tel. +44 (0)7585 005428
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parkcircusfilms
 


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