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Operation Petticoat (5-Dec-1959)

Director: Blake Edwards

Writers: Paul King; Joseph Stone; Stanley Shapiro; Maurice Richlin

Keywords: Comedy, Submarine

The USS Sea Tiger, a damaged submarine berthed in the Philippines, limps back to Pearl Harbor for repairs soon after the start of World War II. Along the way it picks up a pink paint job, a bevy of nurses, and manages to sink a truck. Tony Curtis as Nick Holden, procurement and pilfering officer, is added to the crew at the last minute. Light dated comedy but overall still funny. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tony Curtis
3-Jun-1925 29-Sep-2010 Some Like It Hot
Frankie Darro
22-Dec-1917 25-Dec-1976 The Phantom Empire
Gene Evans
11-Jul-1922 1-Apr-1998 Behemoth, the Sea Monster
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Virginia Gregg
6-Mar-1916 15-Sep-1986 Radio actress
Gavin MacLeod
28-Feb-1931   Capt. Stubing on Love Boat
Dina Merrill
9-Dec-1925 22-May-2017 EF Hutton heiress and actress
Joan O'Brien
14-Feb-1936   Operation Petticoat
Arthur O'Connell
29-Mar-1908 18-May-1981 Anatomy of a Murder
Madlyn Rhue
3-Oct-1935 16-Dec-2003 Marjorie Grant on Bracken's World
Marion Ross
25-Oct-1928   Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days
Dick Sargent
19-Apr-1930 8-Jul-1994 Darrin #2 on Bewitched


Cary Grant   ...   Rear Adm. Matt T. Sherman
Tony Curtis   ...   Lt. Nicholas Holden (supply officer)
Joan O'Brien   ...   Lt. Dolores Crandall (nurse)
Dina Merrill   ...   Lt. Barbara Duran (nurse)
Gene Evans   ...   Molumphry
Dick Sargent   ...   Stovall
Virginia Gregg   ...   Maj. Edna Heywood (nurse)
Robert F. Simon   ...   Capt. J. B. Henderson
Robert Gist   ...   Lt. Watson
Gavin MacLeod   ...   Ernest Hunkle
George Dunn   ...   The Prophet
Dick Crockett   ...   Harmon
Madlyn Rhue   ...   Lt. Reid (nurse)
Marion Ross   ...   Lt. Colfax (nurse)
Clarence E. Lung   ...   Sgt. Ramon Gillardo
Frankie Darro   ...   Dooley (pharmacist)
Tony Pastor, Jr.   ...   Fox
Robert Hoy   ...   Reiner
Nicky Blair   ...   Seaman Kraus
John W. Morley   ...   Williams
Arthur O'Connell   ...   Sam Tostin (mechanic)


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