Universal International released Operation Petticoat on December 5, 1959. Blake Edwards directed the film starring Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, and Joan O’Brien.
‘Operation Petticoat’ 30-Second Summary
During World War II, Lieutenant Commander Matt T. Sherman finds his submarine, the USS Sea Tiger badly damaged after a Japanese air raid sinks it. With the help of his remaining men and the newly reassigned (but completely unethical) Lieutenant Junior Grade Nick Holden, the men set out for port in Darwin, Australia to make proper repairs. Along the way, Holden swindles the Army for necessary parts for the submarine and convinces Sherman to take on board five stranded U.S. Army nurses and gaggle of pregnant women and their children. However, Sherman’s ship winds up with a pink overcoat and nearly sunk by the U.S, Navy before Sherman and Holden fall in love—but not with one another—unless their bromance counts. And that is Operation Petticoat.
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