Operation Petticoat


Action / Comedy / Romance / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 84%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 82%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 10359


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Cary Grant as Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
Kirk Douglas as Welding Seaman
Tony Curtis as Lt. JG Nicholas Holden
Dina Merrill as Lt. Barbara Duran RN
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 7 / 10

Pink Submarine with ladies on board!!

Delight war comedy,easy to watch and hard to forget,a bright constellation of stars,Grant as Captain every time try put out the fire,Curtis continues set on fire,all five woman are the main reason for so many confusion on board,each one them had a special moments along the picture in the particular way a clumsy and sexy Joan O'Brien and the chemistry between O'Connell and Virginia Gregg,a everlasting funny moments with all casting,a movie to be discovery for new ones!!!


First watch: 2007 / How many: 3 / Source: Cable TV-DVD / Rating: 7.5

Reviewed by weezeralfalfa 7 / 10

The wackiest pig boat ever.

This Cary Grant-Tony Curtis naval comedy falls within the typical comedy format for each. It's periodically amusing, but with few belly laughers. The caper with the stolen pig is probably the funniest. If you generally like Cary or Tony comedies, check it out. Most Cary comedies rather late in his career are too tame for me. This one is an exception. Tony is up to his usual tricks, with and without women, and Cary, as the sub skipper, is presented with an endless variety of embarrassing or critical situations.

A group of women forced to live for some weeks on a submarine with very cramped quarters and no provision for the possibility of a handful of women passengers will naturally create some embarrassing situations, which is the main source of humor. The unplanned painting of the sub pink heightens the impression of a substantial feminine presence on this sub. The very flakey operational condition of the sub, with motors backfiring and barely functioning, provides part of the humor, as does Tony's imaginative methods of obtaining critical supplies and parts. Tony's inexperience with subs and shipboard operations in general, means he begins as an underdog, proving his worth with his facility for finagling supplies from warehouses, etc..

According to the Wikipedia site for this film, a number of incidents are based on actual events during WWII. For example, USS Bowfin managed to torpedo a bus instead of its target. The toilet paper requisition caper is also based on an actual happening. The heat from a burning sub scorched the topcoat paint off a neighboring sub, revealing its reddish undercoat, hence rather reminiscent of the problem that led to the pink sub. There was insufficient white or red undercoat paint available to do the entire hull. Thus, it was decided to combine their supplies of each to make a pink undercoat. Unfortunately, they didn't obtain the gray overcoat before they had to leave the warehouse area. Thus, they were forced to remain conspicuous during their long trip to Australia. Tokyo Rose did broadcast a comment about the red-coated sub, suggesting that the US Navy had gone nuts.

Also, I didn't get the significance of referring to their sub as a pig boat until reading a review. Apparently this was a common nickname , based on the smelly interior of many such ships, especially if the water stills weren't working at full capacity, hence not enough for showers, or if the sewage release outlet wasn't working properly.

Reviewed by elvircorhodzic 7 / 10

All he said was "in confusion there is profit."

OPERATION PETTICOAT is a submarine comedy which, in a tasteful way, examines the relationship between "aggressive" sailors and military nurses during the service.

A US submarine was, after an air raid, badly damaged and anchored near Manila. The captain of the submarine and his crew begin repairs, hoping to sail for Darwin, Australia before the Japanese overrun the port. One lieutenant was, despite the lack of training or experience, assigned to serve on the submarine. He shows, in addition to the obvious lack of discipline, great skill in procurement of necessary materials for repairs on the submarine. The submarine is finally "ready" for an unusual trip, which, among other things, involves a funny evacuation of five attractive Army nurses...

Hormones are raging in limited space. Young nurses have seriously undermined discipline and functionality of the crew. This romantic game, through a slight sexual tension, is quite fun. However, this mess, after a while, becomes monotonous and boring. Everything is too "pink" in this film.

Cary Grant as Lieutenant Commander Matthew T. "Matt" Sherman was faced with two problems at the same time. These problems can not be solved through official channels. Mr. Grant is perhaps too indulgent for a captain in this film. A resistance in his character is actually a shameful lie. Tony Curtis as Lieutenant Nicholas "Nick" Holden is a man of ideas. However, each of his ideas has a price. He and Mr. Grant are maybe too similar. They were hooked up with two blondes at the end.

This is a charming and funny comedy, in which, regardless of the circumstances, we do not need to look for some meaning or significance.

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