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  • Operation Petticoat (1959)
  • Approved
    124 min | Comedy, Romance, War
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Approved
124 min | Comedy, Romance, War

During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.
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Writers
Stanley Shapiro (screenplay) | Maurice Richlin (screenplay) | Paul King (suggested by a story by) | Joseph Stone (suggested by a story by)
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Release date
Dec 24, 1959 (United States)

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Cast

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56 cast members
Name Known for
Cary Grant
Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman   See fewer
Tony Curtis
Lt. JG Nicholas Holden Lt. JG Nicholas Holden   See fewer
Joan O'Brien
Lt. Dolores Crandall RN Lt. Dolores Crandall RN   See fewer
Dina Merrill
Lt. Barbara Duran RN Lt. Barbara Duran RN   See fewer
Gene Evans
Chief Molumphry Chief Molumphry   See fewer
Dick Sargent
Ens. Stovall (as Richard Sargent) Ens. Stovall (as Richard Sargent)   See fewer
Virginia Gregg
Maj. Edna Heywood RN Maj. Edna Heywood RN   See fewer
Robert F. Simon
Capt. J.B. Henderson Capt. J.B. Henderson   See fewer
Robert Gist
Lt. Watson Lt. Watson   See fewer
Gavin MacLeod
Ernest Hunkle Ernest Hunkle   See fewer
George Dunn
The Prophet The Prophet   See fewer
Dick Crockett
Harmon Harmon   See fewer
Madlyn Rhue
Lt. Reid RN Lt. Reid RN   See fewer
Marion Ross
Lt. Colfax RN Lt. Colfax RN   See fewer
Clarence Lung
Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung) Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung)   See fewer
Frankie Darro
Pharmacist Mate Dooley Pharmacist Mate Dooley   See fewer
Bob Hoy
Reiner (as Robert Hoy) Reiner (as Robert Hoy)   See fewer
Nicky Blair
Seaman Kraus Seaman Kraus   See fewer
John W. Morley
Williams Williams   See fewer
Arthur O'Connell
Chief Machinist Mate Sam Tostin Chief Machinist Mate Sam Tostin   See fewer
Hal Baylor
Military Police Sergeant (uncredited) Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
William Bryant
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
Bert Byers
Bowman (uncredited) Bowman (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Callinan
Lt. Morrison (uncredited) Lt. Morrison (uncredited)   See fewer
Gordon Casell
Col. Higginson (uncredited) Col. Higginson (uncredited)   See fewer
Malcolm Cassell
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
H. Haile Chace
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Tony Corrado
Fireman Lye (uncredited) Fireman Lye (uncredited)   See fewer
Dale Cummings
Military Policeman (uncredited) Military Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Francis De Sales
Capt. Kress (uncredited) Capt. Kress (uncredited)   See fewer
Vince Deadrick Sr.
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Dexter
Navy Chief (uncredited) Navy Chief (uncredited)   See fewer
Kirk Douglas
Welding Seaman (uncredited) Welding Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
Tusi Faiivae
Witch Doctor (uncredited) Witch Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
Paul Frees
Un-named Colonel in Jeep on Cebu (voice) (uncredited) Un-named Colonel in Jeep on Cebu (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Gibson
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Gilliland
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Preston Hanson
Lt. Col. Simpson (uncredited) Lt. Col. Simpson (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Harflinger II
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Harvey Jr.
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Vi Ingraham
Pregnant Filipino Woman (uncredited) Pregnant Filipino Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
Glenn Jacobson
Control Tower Staff (uncredited) Control Tower Staff (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Keys
Military Policeman (uncredited) Military Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Joseph Kim
Filipino (uncredited) Filipino (uncredited)   See fewer
William Kinney
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
James Lanphier
Lt. Cmdr. Daly (uncredited) Lt. Cmdr. Daly (uncredited)   See fewer
Nelson Leigh
Adm. Koenig (uncredited) Adm. Koenig (uncredited)   See fewer
Leon Lontoc
Filipino Farmer (uncredited) Filipino Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
John James Russell
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Scott
Chief of Demolition (uncredited) Chief of Demolition (uncredited)   See fewer
Bob Stratton
Marine Lieutenant (uncredited) Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
Nino Tempo
Crewman (uncredited) Crewman (uncredited)   See fewer
Howard Venezia
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Francis L. Ward
Petty Officer (uncredited) Petty Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert C. Youmans
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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