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Operation Petticoat (1959)

NR 124 min - Action, Comedy, Romance - 5 December 1959
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Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) is in charge of the submarine "Sea Tiger," which was badly damaged at a Philippine shipyard by a Japanese air raid. Seeking to make sail before an oncoming invasion, Sherman enlists the help of newly transferred Lieutenant Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) to use his talents as a con artist to procure the needed supplies. Once they're underway, Sherman evacuates a group of beautiful nurses, but can't find anyone who will take them off his hands.

Director:  Blake Edwards
Stars:  Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg, Robert F. Simon, Robert Gist, Gavin MacLeod, George Dunn, Dick Crockett, Madlyn Rhue, Marion Ross, Clarence Lung, Frankie Darro, Tony Pastor, Jr., Robert F. Hoy, Nicky Blair, John W. Morley, Arthur O'Connell

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Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) is in charge of the submarine "Sea Tiger," which was badly damaged at a Philippine shipyard by a Japanese air raid. Seeking to make sail before an oncoming invasion, Sherman enlists the help of newly transferred Lieutenant Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) to use his talents as a con artist to procure the needed supplies. Once they're underway, Sherman evacuates a group of beautiful nurses, but can't find anyone who will take them off his hands.



Tagline: 20,000 Laughs Under The Sea!

Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  5 December 1959

Box Office

Revenue:  $6,800,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Universal International Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min

Academy Award Nominations

WRITING (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen) — Story by Paul King, Joseph Stone; Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice Richlin

 

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