Published on 8th March 2018 by

Billy Wilder’s comedy “Some Like It Hot” was an absolute blockbuster hit. A look behind the scenes of the popular film.
In Billy Wilder’s legendary comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe once again demonstrates her superb acting skills as a lascivious blonde. On March 29, 1959 Billy Wilder’s comedy “Some Like It Hot” was premiered on Broadway. The film is about murder, mafia, seduction and love. Two jazz musicians in Prohibition-era Chicago run into trouble with a gangster boss. On the run from his gang, they dress up as women and get involved in a ladies’ band, which also includes the exciting Sugar. The leading roles are played by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. In the screwball comedy tradition, Billy Wilder creates a wonderful satire on gangster movies and melodramas. “Some Like It Hot” has been repeatedly named the best American comedy of all time. Our documentary not only looks at Prohibition-era America in the 1920s, but also the careers of the lead layers. Interviews with Billy Wilder, Tony Curtis and many other participants take an anecdotal look behind the scenes.

Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time.

Subscribe to DW Documentary:
For more information visit:

DW netiquette policy:


Add your comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.