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Answer: Some Like it Hot (1959),
Stories of the difficulty that cast and crew had with Marilyn Monroe during the making of this film have grown to almost mythical proportions.
Marilyn Monroe required 47 takes to get the line "It's me, Sugar" correct, instead saying either "Sugar, it's me" or "It's Sugar, me". After take 30, Billy Wilder had the line written on a blackboard. Another scene required Monroe to rummage through some drawers and say "Where's the bourbon?" After 40 takes of her saying "Where's the whiskey?", 'Where's the bottle?", or "Where's the bonbon?", Wilder pasted the correct line in one of the drawers. After Monroe became confused about which drawer contained the line, Wilder had it pasted in every drawer. Fifty-nine takes were required for this scene and when she finally does say it, she has her back to the camera, leading some to wonder if Wilder finally gave up and had it dubbed.
Other scenes she would do perfectly and get in a single take.
Wilder would later say, "We were in mid-flight, and there was a nut on the plane," referring to Monroe.
Jack Lemmon got along with Marilyn Monroe and forgave her eccentricities. He believed Marilyn simply couldn't go in front of the camera until she was absolutely ready. He also said that although she may not have been the greatest actor or singer or comedienne, she used more of her talent, brought more of her gifts to the screen than anyone he ever knew.
The resort scenes were filmed entirely at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California.
Some Like It Hot was voted the 9th greatest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly magazine and is included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the Top 100 Greatest American Movies.