Some Like It Hot

Title: Some Like It Hot
Category: Musical Comedy
Format: B/W
Run Time: 65 minutes
Released by: Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Year: May 19, 1939
Director George Archainbaud
Producer William C. Thomas
Screenplay Lewis R. Foster/Wilkie C. Mahoney
Notes:
  1. Gene’s first major acting role
  2. When released to television the title was changed to “Rhythm Romance” to avoid cany onfusion with the 1959 Billy Wilder film of the same name
  3. This movie was released as “Rhythm Romance” on VHS home video in February 1999
  4. As yet this movie has not been made available on DVD
Cast
Bob Hope as Nicky Nelson
Shirley Ross as Lily Racquel
Una Merkel as Flo Saunders
Gene Krupa and his Orchestra as Themselves
Rufe Davis as Stoney
Bernard Nedell as Stephen Hanratty
Frank Sully as Sailor Burke / The Living Corpse
Bernadene Hayes as Miss Marble
Richard Denning as Mr. Weems
Clarence Wilson as Mr. Ives
Dudley Dickerson as Sam
Harry Barris as Harry, Piano Player
Wayne ‘Tiny’ Whitt as Bass Fiddler
J. Scott Smart as Joe, Hamburger Man (as Jack Smart)
Pat West as Flo’s partner
Eddie Kane as Man in waiting room
Jack Chapin as Cook
Synopsis
The film follows carnival barker Nicky Nelson (Hope) who wants to capitalize on the popularity of swing music so he hires a band (led by legendary jazz drummer Gene Krupa) and tries to book them into an upscale dance hall, much to the displeasure of the hall’s owners.