Operation Petticoat (1959)

Operation_Petticoat_poster“When a girl is under 21, she’s protected by law. When she’s over 65, she’s protected by nature. Anywhere in between, she’s fair game. Look out. ” – Lt. Cmdr Matt Sherman

Number of Times Seen –  At least 5 times (cable in the 80’s, Dvd and 23 Oct 2014)

Brief Synopsis – During the early days of WWII, a damaged US submarine must sail to a safe port despite it being undermanned.

My Take on it – I have always enjoyed this movie since I first saw it as a kid.

The blend of comedy and wartime naval drama works so well together.

Cary Grant and Tony Curtis are both perfectly cast as the captain and his supply officer both alternating between the comedic and straight role.

This was one of Blake Edwards’ earliest films as a director and it shows his future talent as a comedic director was not a fluke.

The script is great and is supposedly based on some true anecdotes from the annals of WWII naval history.

Bottom Line – Hilarious WWII comedy. Curtis and Grant are both excellent. Great script that is an amalgam of some real anecdotes from wartime naval stories. Highly recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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