Operation Petticoat Poster

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Dina Merrill, Joan O'Brien, Arthur O'Connell, Gene Evans, Dick Sargent, Virginia Gregg

Director: Blake Edwards

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal/Universal Int

Keywords: Charming, Transformation, Love, Hilarious, 1940s


Nominated Picture - Comedy
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)