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Some like it hot / Ashton Productions Inc. presents a Mirisch Company picture ; screenplay by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond ; produced and directed by Billy Wilder.

Wilder, Billy, 1906-2002 (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Diamond, I. A. L., (screenwriter.). Lang, Charles, 1915-2004 (director of photography.). Deutsch, Adolph, 1897-1980 (composer (expression)). Schmidt, Arthur, (editor of moving image work.). Haworth, Ted, 1917-1993 (art director.). Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 (actor.). Curtis, Tony, 1925-2010 (actor.). Lemmon, Jack, (actor.). Raft, George, (actor.). O'Brien, Pat, 1899-1983 (actor.). Brown, Joe E. (Joe Evan), 1892-1973 (actor.). Persoff, Nehemiah, 1919- (actor.). Shawlee, Joan, (actor.). Ashton Productions, (presenter.). Mirisch Company, (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (film distributor.). Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681435213
  • ISBN: 1681435217
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (121 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from title frame.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1959.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Suggested by a story by R. Thoeren and M. Logan.
Special features: Audio commentary by Howard Suber (recorded in 1989); new program on Orry-Kelly's costumes for the film; three making-of documentaries; appearance from 1982 by Billy Wilder on The Dick Cavett Show; conversation from 2001 between Tony Curtis and Leonard Maltin; French television interview from 1988 with Jack Lemmon; Radio interview from 1955 with Marilyn Monroe; trailer; in insert, essay by Sam Wasson.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Charles Lang, Jr. ; music, Adolph Deutsch ; art director, Ted Haworth ; editor, Arthur P. Schmidt.
Participant or Performer Note:
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Nehemiah Persoff, Joan Shawlee.
Summary, etc.:
Two musicians disguise themselves as women and join an all-female band in order to evade the Mafia, since they witnessed the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; wide screen (1.85:1); mono.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing-impaired.
Subject: Female impersonators > Drama.
Musicians > Drama.
Gangsters > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Man-woman relationships.
Genre: Comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romantic comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.