Some Like It Hot (1939 film)

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Some Like It Hot, reissued for television as Rhythm Romance, is a 1939 comedy film starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, and Gene Krupa. Directed by George Archainbaud, its screenplay was written by Wilkie C. Mahoney and Lewis R. Foster, based on the play The Great Magoo by Ben Hecht and Gene Fowler, which performed briefly on Broadway in 1932.[1] The film was released the year before Road to Singapore converted theatre and radio star Hope into a huge movie box office draw. Legendary cinematographer Karl Struss filmed the movie.[2]

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Some Like It Hot
Theatrical poster
Directed byGeorge Archainbaud
Written byWilkie C. Mahoney
Lewis R. Foster
Based onThe Great Magoo
1932 play
by Ben Hecht
Gene Fowler
Produced byWilliam LeBaron
StarringBob Hope
Shirley Ross
Gene Krupa
CinematographyKarl Struss
Edited byEdward Dmytryk
Music byArthur Franklin
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 19, 1939 (1939-05-19)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States

The title of the film is taken from a nursery rhyme, and bears no relation to Billy Wilder's acclaimed 1959 comedy film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis.

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