8:30pm – Saturday, August 4 on ABC2
It’s the late 1920s in Chicago where bootleg booze and gun-toting gangsters go hand in hand. Joe and Jerry, band musicians, have their evening’s employment interrupted when the nightclub is raided. Grabbing their instruments they flee down an alley and take refuge from the police in a garage. This choice of hiding place is a poor one as it turns out, and Joe and Jerry find themselves witnessing the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.
Unfortunately, Spats, the gangland boss, discovers them and Joe and Jerry must flee for their lives – by dressing up as women and joining an all-girl band on its way to Florida.
The two musicians get a little tired of their disguises, but Spats is still looking for them, and they don’t want to be thrown out of the band. The situation worsens when Joe falls in love with another band-member, the luscious ukulele-playing vocalist, Sugar. Then Osgood, a Miami Beach millionaire, falls in love with Jerry.
When Spats shows up to attend a gansters’ convention, Joe and Jerry grow increasingly desperate about their predicament. But when a rival gang leader takes Spats out of the picture, Joe and Jerry can become themselves again. Now they just have to explain everything to their sweethearts.
Directed by Billy Wilder, Some Like It Hot stars Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe and Joe E. Brown.