Operation Petticoat

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DVD Features:

  • 1.78:1 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN ASPECT RATIO
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 1, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1959
  • Label: Olive Films
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 8,661
Operation Petticoat has no more weight than a sackful of feathers, but it has a lot of laughs. Full Review
Variety
Jul 8, 2010
Rating: 3/5 -- While I think Operation Petticoat has a number of issues - it's too long, overstuffed, and rather buttoned down - I still respect as it a piece of cinematic history. Full Review
FanboyNation.com
Oct 30, 2018
Rating: B- -- Appealing but thin service comedy. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Mar 21, 2010
Blake Edwards directs with his customary wit, breeziness, and acute sense of pacing. Full Review
Chicago Reader
May 15, 2012
Rating: B+ -- With shining, contarsting turns from Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, Blake Edwards's slick and funny military comedy was one of 1959's most popular films and one of Grant's biggest commercial hits in a long and brilliant career. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Jul 17, 2005
Rating: 3/5 -- There's a distinct lack of forward momentum plaguing Operation Petticoat, which takes forever to get going, and even then only moves in fits and starts, plot-wise. Full Review
The Dissolve
Aug 4, 2014
Not unpleasant, but the situations (including the inevitable invasion of women aboard the sub) are horribly familiar, and the dialogue none too inspired. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

Cary Grant is captain of a U.S. submarine in the South Pacific during World War II, and Tony Curtis is his thoroughly unethical junior officer. After the sub is damaged, it makes for port, where it picks up five extremely attractive army nurses. Academy Award Nominations: Best Screenplay.

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Olive Films

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 2,570
  • UPC: 887090079907
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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