Some Like It Hot

Some like it hot is a classic comedy by Billy Wilder, with Marilyn Monroe in the lead role.


‘I’m a MAN!’ – ‘Well, nobody’s perfect.’ These are the final words that entered film history, before the slightly unexpected pair goes into the sunset. But before the happy ending, there are a lot of non-trivial problems to resolve. For example, the infamous bloody massacre on Valentine’s Day, in Chicago in 1929. Organized crime is at its height as a result of Prohibition. When two jazz musicians Jerry (Jack Lemmon) and Joe (Tony Curtis) witness a murder, they have to hide. The two men, dressed as Daphne and Josephine, arrive at a mansion at the Seminole Ritz Hotel in Florida. On the train ride to the concert, they instantly fall in love with the singer Sugar Kane Kowalczyk (Marilyn Monroe). When the disguised musicians suddenly reappear within the male world, the plot twists of this story take their course.


Directed by Billy Wilder,  who was also responsible for co-writing the screenplay with I.A.L. Diamond . Michael Logan, who developed the story, previously adapted this for the German film Fanfare of Love , which appeared eight years before. In this version Georg Thomalla played one of the main roles, which Jack Lemmon later took over. For the role of the Jerry / Daphne, Wilder actually visualized Frank Sinatra, who did not appear in the final version of the film.