Operation Petticoat

Operation Petticoat (1959)

20,000 Laughs Under The Sea!

  • Genre: Comedy, War, Romance
  • Release Date: 1959-12-05
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 336 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Granart Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Blake Edwards
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From 336 Ratings


A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a damaged sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.


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  • Cary Grant

    as Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman
  • Tony Curtis

    as Lieutenant Nicholas Holden
  • Joan O'Brien

    as 2nd Lieutenant Dolores Crandall
  • Dina Merrill

    as 2nd Lieutenant Barbara Duran
  • Gene Evans

    as Chief Molumphry
  • Dick Sargent

    as Ensign Stovall (as Richard Sargent)
  • Virginia Gregg

    as Major Edna Heywood
  • Robert F. Simon

    as Captain J.B. Henderson
  • Robert Gist

    as Lieutenant Watson
  • Gavin MacLeod

    as Yeoman Ernest Hunkle
  • George Dunn

    as Prophet
  • Dick Crockett

    as Petty Officer Harmon
  • Madlyn Rhue

    as 2nd Lieutenant Reid
  • Marion Ross

    as 2nd Lieutenant Colfax
  • Clarence Lung

    as Sergeant Ramon Gillardo
  • Frankie Darro

    as Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Dooley
  • Tony Pastor, Jr.

    as Fox
  • Robert F. Hoy

    as Reiner
  • Nicky Blair

    as Seaman Kraus
  • John W. Morley

    as Williams
  • Arthur O'Connell

    as Chief Motor Machinist's Mate Sam Tostin
  • Hal Baylor

    as Military Police Sergeant (uncredited)
  • William Bryant

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Bert Byers

    as Bowman (uncredited)
  • Dick Callinan

    as Lieutenant Morrison (uncredited)
  • Gordon Casell

    as Colonel Higginson (uncredited)
  • Malcolm Cassell

    as Sailor (uncredited)
  • H. Haile Chace

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Tony Corrado

    as Fireman Lye (uncredited)
  • Dale Cummings

    as Military Policeman (uncredited)
  • Francis De Sales

    as Captain Kress (uncredited)
  • Vince Deadrick Sr.

    as (uncredited)
  • Alan Dexter

    as Navy Chief (uncredited)
  • Tusi Faiivae

    as Witch Doctor (uncredited)
  • Paul Frees

    as Colonel in Jeep on Cebu (voice) (uncredited)
  • Bob Gibson

    as Seaman (uncredited)
  • Larry Gilliland

    as Sailor (uncredited)
  • Preston Hanson

    as Simpson (uncredited)
  • Fred Harflinger II

    as Sailor (uncredited)
  • Harry Harvey Jr.

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Vi Ingraham

    as Pregnant Filipino Woman (uncredited)
  • Glenn Jacobson

    as Control Tower Staff (uncredited)
  • Robert Keys

    as Military Policeman (uncredited)
  • Joseph Kim

    as Filipino (uncredited)
  • William Kinney

    as (uncredited)
  • James Lanphier

    as Daly (uncredited)
  • Nelson Leigh

    as Admiral Koenig (uncredited)
  • Leon Lontoc

    as Filipino Farmer (uncredited)
  • John James Russell

    as Sailor (uncredited)
  • Alan Scott

    as Chief of Demolition (uncredited)
  • Bob Stratton

    as Marine Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Nino Tempo

    as Crewman (uncredited)
  • Howard Venezia

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Francis L. Ward

    as Petty Officer (uncredited)
  • Robert C. Youmans

    as Lieutenant (uncredited)
Directing Blake Edwards Director
Writing Maurice Richlin Screenplay
Camera Russell Harlan Director of Photography
Writing Stanley Shapiro Screenplay
Editing Frank Gross Editor
Production Robert Arthur Producer
Production Lucius H. Chappell Other
Writing Paul King Story
Directing Frank Shaw Assistant Director
Art Oliver Emert Set Decoration
Sound Joseph Gershenson Music Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Writing Joseph Stone Story
Sound Leslie I. Carey Sound
Art Robert Emmet Smith Art Direction
Art Alexander Golitzen Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Larry Germain Hairstylist
Sound Vernon W. Cramer Sound
Camera Henri Jaffa Other
Sound David Rose Music
Editing Ted J. Kent Editor
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bill Thomas Costume Design
Visual Effects Clifford Stine Visual Effects