Some Like It Hot

Lists: Comedy, Crime / Heist, Farce, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Music, AFI 100 (2007), Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings - such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor."

Overall Ranking: 46 (Rank from 1959: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 71.43%
Regular 28.57%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Jackson Shrout100
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Thomas Pollock90
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People Involved

  • Marilyn Monroe (Sugar Kane Kowalczyk)
  • Tony Curtis (Joe (Josephine))
  • Jack Lemmon (Jerry (Daphne))
  • George Raft (Spats Colombo)
  • Joe E. Brown (Osgood Fielding III)
  • Nehemiah Persoff (Little Bonaparte)
  • Joan Shawlee (Sweet Sue)
  • Barbara Drew (Nellie)
  • Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Johnny Paradise)
  • Pat OBrien (Det. Mulligan)
  • George E. Stone (Toothpick Charlie)
  • Mike Mazurki (Spats henchman)
  • Billy Wilder (Director)