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Some Like It Hot
- 118 min.
- Marylin Monroe
- Berlinale Sektion:
Chicago 1929: Auf der Flucht vor Gangstern tauchen zwei Jazzmusiker als Frauenverkleidet bei einer Damenkapelle unter. Billy Wilders Film mit legendären Auftritten von Marilyn Monroe basiert auf einem deutschen Filmstoff aus den dreißiger Jahren.
BIOGRAFIE Billy Wilder
Born June 22, 1906 in Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary Billy Wilder broke into films as a screenwriter in 1929 and wrote scripts for many German films. Although he spoke no English when he arrived in Hollywood, he was able to break into American films thanks to contacts such as Peter Lorre. His partnership with Charles Brackett started in 1938 and the team was responsible for writing some of Hollywood's classic comedies, including Ninotchka (1939) and Ball of Fire (1941). The partnership expanded into a producer-director one in 1942. Not long after producing Sunset Boulevard (1950) (Oscars for Best Screenplay), the partnership dissolved. Wilder's subsequent self-produced films would become more caustic and cynical, notably Ace in the Hole (1951), though he also produced such sublime comedies as Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Apartment (1960) (which won him Best Picture and Director Oscars). He then retired in 1981.
FILMOGRAFIE Billy Wilder (Auswahl)
1960 The Apartment 1959 Some Like It Hot 1951 Ace in the Hole 1950 Sunset Boulevard 1941 Ball of Fire 1939 Ninotchka 1932 The Blue from the Sky 1932 Liebe ist Liebe 1932 Once There Was a Waltz 1931 Her Grace Commands 1930 People on Sunday 1929 Hell of a Reporter