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Operation Petticoat
Operation Petticoat
Actors: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans
Director: Blake Edwards
Genres: Comedy, Military & War
NR     2001     2hr 4min

A captain determined to get his damaged submarine to a dockyard, must take aboard five stranded female nurses during World War II. Genre: Feature Film-Comedy Rating: NR Release Date: 26-MAR-2002 Media Type: DVD


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Actors: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans
Director: Blake Edwards
Creators: Russell Harlan, Frank Gross, Robert Arthur, Joseph Stone, Maurice Richlin, Paul King, Stanley Shapiro
Genres: Comedy, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Classic Comedies, Blake Edwards, Cary Grant, Military & War
Studio: Republic Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1959
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1959
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 4min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Deborah C. from MONTGOMERY, TX
Reviewed on 8/29/2009...
Hilarious flick about a WW2 sub and its "special" cargo!! No foul language, but some suggestive banter; appropriate for high school and up.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Operation Petticoat
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cary Grant is cast as the commander of the Sea Tiger, a sub held together by a lick and a promise. Tony Curtis is cast as Lt Nick Holden. He was assigned sea duty as a punishment, and is very outside of his element. Since the country is at war, supplies are very scarce, and Holden discovers that he does have a talent in being a thief. If they can't get a requisition filled, Mr. Holden can find it. This crew has one catastrophe after another, and then they get stuck with team of nurses that are stranded. This is a hilarious movie that will make you laugh out loud. The cast is superb, and not just the talent of Grant and Curtis, but all the supporting players.
If you love to laugh, you will love this DVD.
J. Gibson | United States | 07/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tony Curtis and Cary Grant are perfect in this movie.Cary Grant is the Commander of the Sea Tiger, a submarine with more problems than crew members.His troubles begin when the sub sinks before even leaving the harbor during a Japanese raid. Commander Sherman (Grant) and his men begin working to repair and bring up their beloved sub despite the fact that their requisition orders rarely are filled.Due to the fact that some of his men were reassigned to other duties after the raid, Sherman is granted some "replacement's"--enter Lt. Nicholas Holden (Tony Curtis).Holden is in the Navy not for the purpose of country but for the uniform so he can impress his rich girlfriend back home. Since he is no longer winning the rumba championships with the Admiral's wife he must settle into a role on the Sea Tiger--scavenging for items to repair the sub.With new and inventive ways of obtaining supplies (taking the wall from headquarters and stealing supplies from beneath the noses of MP's) the Sea Tiger once again becomes sea worthy--barely.None of the scavenging trouble Nick Holden causes Commander Sherman can even compare to the new passengers he brings aboard: a crew of female doctors, pregnant women and goats.Cary Grant is charming as ever and deals with the many, many problems and situations thrown at him in such funny ways. Tony Curtis is equally charming and lends very much to this film.The supporting cast can be likened to the "Down Periscope" crew of 1959. Each character brings something new and unusual to the storyline.You definitely will not be disappointed if you buy this DVD. I recommend it highly."
Great Movie - But not for widescreen TV's
David Rasquinha | 05/31/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is by far a movie classic. Lots of great humor from two of my favorite actors Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. If you have a standard TV (4:3 aspect ratio) you will enjoy the widescreen version of this very funny movie. If, however, you have a widescreen TV (16:9 aspect ratio) this DVD may not be for you. Artisan has chosen to record the DVD in a non-anamorphic format so the best you can do (and still retain the proper vertical to horziontal proportions) is gray bars on the sides and black bars top and bottom."