I first watched Some Like It Hot years ago with my mother and sister when it was on PBS. Everything about it was so very cool to me. One of the main things that I fixated on was the sleeper cars on trains, whenever I watched a classic film that had sleeper cars on trains, I thought it was just so very cool and fun. I am not sure why, but it just seemed like a very fun little room to have. Do yourself a favor and watch Some Like It Hot the next time you come across it. You won’t be disappointed.
Some Like It Hot is an American romantic screwball comedy film, made in 1958 and released in 1959, which was directed by Billy Wilder and starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft.
The film is a remake by Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond of a 1935 French movie, Fanfare d’Amour, from a story by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan, which was also remade in 1951 by German director Kurt Hoffmann as Fanfaren der Liebe. However, the plots of the French and German films did not include the gangster motif, which is an integral part of the drama in Some Like It Hot. Wilder’s working titles for his film were Fanfares of Love and Not Tonight, Josephine before he decided on Some Like It Hot as its release title.
In 1981, after the worldwide success of the French drag comedy La Cage aux Folles, United Artists re-released Some Like It Hot to theatres. In 2000, the American Film Institute listed Some Like It Hot as the greatest American comedy film of all time.