Operation Petticoat

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Cary Grant (North by Northwest) and Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot), two of cinema’s most celebrated stars, provide the comedic pivot point in director Blake Edwards’ (The Pink Panther) Oscar® nominated Operation Petticoat. It’s hijinks on the high seas when revered Lt. read more
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Cary Grant (North by Northwest) and Tony Curtis (Some Like It Hot), two of cinema’s most celebrated stars, provide the comedic pivot point in director Blake Edwards’ (The Pink Panther) Oscar® nominated Operation Petticoat. It’s hijinks on the high seas when revered Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman (Grant) and the somewhat unethical Lt. JG Nicholas Holden (Curtis) team to upright the USS Sea Tiger, a flagging submarine that’s seen better days. With some dubious manoeuvring (and scavenged parts), things begin to look up for the old war horse until the ship and its crew are forced out to sea by a surprise attack. Limping along and barely held together with its borrowed parts, the Sea Tiger gets some unexpected company when five stranded Army nurses are brought aboard. The game gals will prove that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, initiating a series of renovations to make life aboard the Sea Tiger liveable — with the exception of the sub’s accidental pink paint job. Not only is the ship now an eyesore, but a target for both the Japanese and American forces!Also starring Joan O’Brien (The Alamo), Dina Merrill (The Sundowners), Gene Evans (Hell and High Water) and Dick Sargent (TV’s Bewitched), Eureka Classics presents one of Blake Edwards most beloved comedies on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Original Release

12/05/1959

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Cast

Cary Grant Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
Dina Merrill Lt. Barbara Duran RN
Gene Evans Chief Molumphry
Joan O'Brien Lt. Dolores Crandall RN
Tony Curtis Lt. JG Nicholas Holden
Dick Sargent Ens. Stovall (as Richard Sargent)
Gavin MacLeod Ernest Hunkle
Virginia Gregg Maj. Edna Heywood RN
Robert F. Simon Capt. J.B. Henderson
Robert Gist Lt. Watson
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Blake Edwards

Writers

Maurice Richlin, Stanley Shapiro, Paul King, Joseph Stone

Cast

Cary Grant Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
Dina Merrill Lt. Barbara Duran RN
Gene Evans Chief Molumphry
Joan O'Brien Lt. Dolores Crandall RN
Tony Curtis Lt. JG Nicholas Holden
Dick Sargent Ens. Stovall (as Richard Sargent)
Gavin MacLeod Ernest Hunkle
Virginia Gregg Maj. Edna Heywood RN
Robert F. Simon Capt. J.B. Henderson
Robert Gist Lt. Watson
George Dunn The Prophet
Dick Crockett Harmon
Madlyn Rhue Lt. Reid RN
Marion Ross Lt. Colfax RN
Frankie Darro Pharmacist Mate Dooley
Arthur O'Connell Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin
Jim Varney
Alan Scott
Nicky Blair Seaman Kraus
Clarence Lung Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung)

Producers

Editors

Frank Gross, Ted J. Kent

1960 Oscar Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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