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Operation Petticoat (1959)

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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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$23,300,000
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Release date
Dec 3, 1959 (United States)

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56 cast members
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Cary Grant
Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman   See fewer
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Tony Curtis
Lt. JG Nicholas Holden Lt. JG Nicholas Holden   See fewer
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Joan O'Brien
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Dina Merrill
Lt. Barbara Duran RN Lt. Barbara Duran RN   See fewer
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Gene Evans
Chief Molumphry Chief Molumphry   See fewer
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Dick Sargent
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Virginia Gregg
Maj. Edna Heywood RN Maj. Edna Heywood RN   See fewer
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Robert F. Simon
Capt. J.B. Henderson Capt. J.B. Henderson   See fewer
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Robert Gist
Lt. Watson Lt. Watson   See fewer
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Gavin MacLeod
Ernest Hunkle Ernest Hunkle   See fewer
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George Dunn
The Prophet The Prophet   See fewer
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Dick Crockett
Harmon Harmon   See fewer
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Madlyn Rhue
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Marion Ross
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Clarence Lung
Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung) Sgt. Ramon Gillardo (as Clarence E. Lung)   See fewer
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Frankie Darro
Pharmacist Mate Dooley Pharmacist Mate Dooley   See fewer
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Bob Hoy
Reiner (as Robert Hoy) Reiner (as Robert Hoy)   See fewer
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Nicky Blair
Seaman Kraus Seaman Kraus   See fewer
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John W. Morley
Williams Williams   See fewer
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Arthur O'Connell
Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin Chief Mechinist's Mate Sam Tostin   See fewer
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Hal Baylor
Military Police Sergeant (uncredited) Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Bryant
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Bert Byers
Bowman (uncredited) Bowman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Callinan
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Gordon Casell
Col. Higginson (uncredited) Col. Higginson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Malcolm Cassell
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H. Haile Chace
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Tony Corrado
Fireman Lye (uncredited) Fireman Lye (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Cummings
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Francis De Sales
Capt. Kress (uncredited) Capt. Kress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vince Deadrick Sr.
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Alan Dexter
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Kirk Douglas
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Tusi Faiivae
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Paul Frees
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Bob Gibson
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Larry Gilliland
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Preston Hanson
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Fred Harflinger II
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Harry Harvey Jr.
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Vi Ingraham
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Glenn Jacobson
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Robert Keys
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Joseph Kim
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William Kinney
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James Lanphier
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Nelson Leigh
Adm. Koenig (uncredited) Adm. Koenig (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Lontoc
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John James Russell
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Alan Scott
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Bob Stratton
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Nino Tempo
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Howard Venezia
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7.3 / 10 | 11,417 votes