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The Iron Petticoat (1956)

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87 min | Comedy

Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to...See moreCaptain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturaly, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London. Written by Stephan Eichenberg See less
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Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Jan 7, 1957 (United States)

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62 cast members
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Bob Hope
Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood   See fewer
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Katharine Hepburn
Captain Vinka Kovelenko Captain Vinka Kovelenko   See fewer
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Noelle Middleton
Lady Constance Warburton-Watts Lady Constance Warburton-Watts   See fewer
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James Robertson Justice
Colonel Vladimir Denisovich Sklarnoff Colonel Vladimir Denisovich Sklarnoff   See fewer
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Robert Helpmann
Major Ivan Kropotkin Major Ivan Kropotkin   See fewer
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David Kossoff
Dr. Anton Antonovich Dubratz Dr. Anton Antonovich Dubratz   See fewer
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Alan Gifford
Colonel Newton Tarbell Colonel Newton Tarbell   See fewer
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Nicholas Phipps
Tony Mallard Tony Mallard   See fewer
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Paul Carpenter
Major Lewis Major Lewis   See fewer
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Alexander Gauge
Senator Howley Senator Howley   See fewer
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Sandra Dorne
Tityana Tityana   See fewer
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Richard Wattis
Lingerie Clerk Lingerie Clerk   See fewer
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Tutte Lemkow
Sutsiyawa Sutsiyawa   See fewer
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Olaf Pooley
Major Osip Feodor Ganovich Major Osip Feodor Ganovich   See fewer
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Martin Boddey
Grisha - Russian Guard Grisha - Russian Guard   See fewer
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Richard Leech
Alex - Russian Guard Alex - Russian Guard   See fewer
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Eugene Deckers
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Stanley Zevic
Russian Reporter Russian Reporter   See fewer
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Alexis Chesnakov
Russian Orator Russian Orator   See fewer
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André Mikhelson
Charash (as Andre Mikhelson) Charash (as Andre Mikhelson)   See fewer
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Maria Antippas
Sklarnoff's Secretary (uncredited) Sklarnoff's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abraham Asseo
Russian Reporter (uncredited) Russian Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hyma Beckley
Russian Club Patron (uncredited) Russian Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Beradi
Diner at Russian Bear (uncredited) Diner at Russian Bear (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Blyth
Russian Club Patron (uncredited) Russian Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Brand
Air Police Sergeant (uncredited) Air Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Brooks
Russian Guard on Plane (uncredited) Russian Guard on Plane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nicholas Bruce
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Chamberlain
Hotel Doorman (uncredited) Hotel Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Austin Cooper
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Alf Dean
Russian Strongarm Man (uncredited) Russian Strongarm Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robin Drury
Airman in Radio Room (uncredited) Airman in Radio Room (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Fleet
Russian Dancer (uncredited) Russian Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Fontaine
British Reporter (uncredited) British Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alex Gallier
French Reporter (uncredited) French Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Doris Goddard
Maria (uncredited) Maria (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Greene
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Victor Harrington
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Thomas Heathcote
Hotel Valet (uncredited) Hotel Valet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lindsay Hooper
Trade Mission Guard (uncredited) Trade Mission Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frederick Jaeger
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Peter Johnston
Russian Dancer (uncredited) Russian Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marvin Kane
American Reporter (uncredited) American Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Auric Lorand
Indian Reporter (uncredited) Indian Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Margo
Lockwood's Driver (uncredited) Lockwood's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eunice Melville
Russian Bear Attendant (uncredited) Russian Bear Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Manny Michael
Russian Guard on Plane (uncredited) Russian Guard on Plane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Yah Ming
Chinese Reporter (uncredited) Chinese Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bernard Rebel
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Michael Rittermann
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Guy Standeven
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Jerry Stovin
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Dervis Ward
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John Wilder
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5.3 / 10 | 929 votes