Monday, February 29, 2016

Operation Petticoat (1959) Comedy, Starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis

Operation Petticoat (1959) Comedy, Starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis

Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. The film tells, in flashback form, the misadventures of a fictional American submarine, the USS Sea Tiger, during the opening days of World War II with some elements of the screenplay taken from actual incidents.

  • Cary Grant as Lieutenant Commander (later Rear Admiral) Matthew T. "Matt" Sherman, USN, captain of the USS Sea Tiger
  • Tony Curtis as Lieutenant JG (later Commander) Nicholas "Nick" Holden, USNR
  • Joan O'Brien as Second Lieutenant Dolores Crandall, NC, USAR
  • Dina Merrill as Second Lieutenant Barbara Duran, NC, USAR
  • Gene Evans as Chief Torpedoman "Mo" Molumphry, USN, the Chief of the Boat
  • Dick Sargent as Ensign Stovall, USN (listed as Richard Sargent)
  • Arthur O'Connell as Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Sam Tostin, USN
  • Virginia Gregg as Major Edna Heywood, NC, USA, the commanding officer of the nurses
  • Robert F. Simon as Captain J.B. Henderson, USN, Sherman's submarine squadron commander
  • Robert Gist as Lieutenant Watson, USN, Sherman's Executive Officer (XO) of the Sea Tiger
  • Gavin MacLeod as Yeoman Ernest Hunkle, USN, the tattooed ship's yeoman
  • George Dunn as The Prophet (of Doom)
  • Dick Crockett as Petty Officer Harmon, USN
  • Madlyn Rhue as Second Lieutenant Reid, NC, USAR
  • Marion Ross as Second Lieutenant Colfax, NC, USAR
  • Clarence Lung as Sergeant Ramon Gallardo, USMC (billed as Clarence E. Lung)
  • Frankie Darro as Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class Dooley, USN
  • Tony Pastor, Jr. as Fox
  • Robert F. Hoy as Reiner
  • Nicky Blair as Seaman Kraus
  • John W. Morley as Williams
  • Ray Austin as Seaman Austin

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