The supporting cast includes George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E.
Brown, Joan Shawlee, Grace Lee Whitney, and Nehemiah Persoff.
The screenplay by Wilder and I.
Diamond is based on a screenplay by Robert Thoeren and Michael Logan from the 1935 French film Fanfare of Love.
The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed committing a crime .
Some Like It Hot opened to critical and commercial success and is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.
The film received six Academy Award nominations, including Best Actor, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning for Best Costume Design.
In 1989, the Library of Congress selected it as one of the first 25 films for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
It was voted as the top comedy film by the American Film Institute on their list on AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs poll in 2000, and was selected as the best comedy of all time in a poll of 253 film critics from 52 countries conducted by the BBC in 2017.
In 2005, the British Film Institute included this film on its list of "Top fifty films for children up to the age of 14".
In the 2012 Sight & Sound polls, it was ranked the 42th-greatest film ever made in the critics' poll and 37th in the directors' poll.
In 2015, the film ranked 30th on BBC's "100 Greatest American Films" list, voted on by film critics from around the world.The film was produced without approval from the Motion Picture Production Code because it plays with the idea of homosexuality and features cross-dressing.
The code had been gradually weakening in its scope since the early 1950s, due to greater social tolerance for previously taboo topics in film, but it was still officially enforced until the mid-1960s.
The overwhelming success of Some Like It Hot is considered one of the final nails in the coffin for the Hays Code.Read more