Some Like It Hot (1959)
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Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, Joe E. Brown, George Raft
Some Like It Hot ranked # 14 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
Some Like It Hot is a 1959 comedy film by Billy Wilder.
It stars Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft, Pat
O'Brien, Joe E. Brown and Nehemiah Persoff. The movie was adapted by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond from the story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan. Logan had already written the story (but without the gangsters) for a German movie, Fanfaren der Liebe (directed by Kurt Hoffmann, 1951), so that Wilder's film is seen by some as a remake.
The movie has been acclaimed worldwide as one of the greatest movie comedies ever made (ranking #1 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest comedies as well as #14 on their list of the 100 best American films). The film has also been deemed "culturally significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. In 2000, readers of Total Film magazine voted it the 8th greatest comedy film of all time.
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