|Operation Petticoat (DVD, 2001, Cary Grant Collection) (DVD, 2001)|
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Cary Grant and Tony Curtis star as naval officers in this service comedy, one of the director's favorite genres. When Adm. Matt Sherman's (Grant) submarine, the Sea Tiger, is damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor, he needs to find spare parts to have it recommissioned. Into the breach steps aide Lt. Nick Holden (Curtis), a master con man and wheeler-dealer who begins scheming to acquire the materials needed to fix the sub while the appalled Sherman looks the other way. Once the sub is deemed seaworthy, they stop at an island where Holden picks up a couple of Filipino families and five navy nurses who have been stranded there. The arrival of the extremely attractive nurses in the sub's cramped quarters has the predicted effect on the young, all-male crew, who soon find concentrating on their work to be an impossible task. The women also have their own ideas about the renovation of the submarine, one of which involves painting it pink. Despite the dated 1950s gender stereotypes, the comic genius of Grant and the energy of Curtis, in addition to a script witty enough to have been nominated for an Academy Award, keep the film afloat. Among the talented cast are Dick Sargent, Arthur O'Connell, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, and Gavin McLeod, who would later return to the seas as the captain of THE LOVE BOAT.
Classic Cary Grant movie. Tony Curtis plays a fast talker while Grant trys to run a submarine in the pacific during war. When supplies are low the sub primer ends up being "PINK!" Both US and Japan won't claim it as theirs. Grant crews try to survive from both sides.
Operation Petticoat is a very funny movie starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. My 17 year old daughter and I watched it anytime we saw it listed. I finally bought my own copy. It is about life on a submarine that had been sunk and what it took to get it in running order. Throw in several nurses that were stranded on an Island about to be over run by the Japanese and mishaps abound. This is a wonderful movie and I would would give Operation Petticoat two thumbs up.
this is a classic one of the best cary grant top of the world at the time.ots of stars later--gavin macleod love boat-marion ross happy days-jack albertson numerous movies and chico and the man
Totally hysterical comedy. A Carey Grant classic but adding Tony Curtis to the mix simply increases the comedic quality of this film. Add in the fact that the submarine had to stay "pink", (you really cannot mix white and red lead paint) and that not only the Japanese, but the Americans want to sink it, along with the wonderful acting of the ladies makes this a truly great film.