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The night we dropped a clanger
- el debbo
Cary Grant made some clinkers and I think this was one of them (along with "Kiss Them for Me"). Why Maltin gave it such a high rating I don't know. Predictable and not very funny, it plods along with one absurd happenstance after another. Nothing redeeming. I was interested in it because Tony Curtis wrote about this film in his autobio, saying what a wonderful life he'd had, watching Cary Grant and idolizing him, (when Curtis was growing up), then costarring with the demi-god in this film. If you want a good sub movie with romance and humor, try "Crash Dive".
Operation Petticoat (1959)
- Mr. Blandings
A standard military comedy, seriously dated, with an overly long running time, and all the patently sedate "humor" you'd expect in a sub-par Cary Grant flick. For superior Grant comedy with a military bent, check out "Father Goose", "I Was A Male War Bride", "Once Upon A Honeymoon", and even "Gunga Din" instead.
I watched this as a kid, and try to watch when played. Would like to see this released. They don't make movies like this anymore
I watched this movie along with Father Goose when I was a young lad and I loved both of them.I like watching them now so I can relive memories from my childhood
When I need to laugh
- Greg Saunders
Operation Petticoat is a film I can watch over and over, especially when I need a good laugh. Grant and Curtis are great together. And with a fine supporting cast, it's a boat load of fun.
As the tale goes Tony Curtis always idolized Cary Grant and employed a sendup of Mr. Grant in the classic Some Like It Hot so he finally worked with him in this very good farce.
Straight up laughs
- Jarrod McDonald
The film seems like a forerunner to military-themed TV sitcoms. Cary Grant and Tony Curtis are great, and the situations (which are based on real-life incidents in the U.S. Navy) are truly funny. The plot concerns men who must learn to bunk with women, instead of each other; five of them find their lifelong female companions. And the sequence at the end of the film is more than a bit erotic when the women are required to take their undergarments off in order to save the men. It's an interesting group of actors for this type of story, especially given the fact that Cary Grant was rumored to have had an affair with Randolph Scott for many years; Tony Curtis was public about his bisexuality; and costar Dick Sargent (of 'Bewitched' fame) was gay.
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Very amusing military comedy, helped out immeasurably by the presence of Cary Grant. Tony Curtis also is fine in one of his better roles. Good harmless fun, very entertaining. It is a little overlong however.
FUN & FUNNY!
Cary Grant & Tony Curtis are wonderful together in this movie. They play off each other flawlessly with hilarious results. Many laugh out loud jokes and scenes. I became a Tony Curtis fan after watching this movie (I was ALWAYS a Cary Grant fan.)
- Jimmy Cisneros
The greatest film I have ever seen in my life.
A very "colorful" comedy....
Hilarious romp aboard a WWII submarine in which the war itself is merely an incidental "backdrop" to all the chaotic shenanigans, aboard ship. As Cary Grant tries to "pit his wits" against a conniving hustler, Tony Curtis, Mr. Grant soon realizes that he no longer has any wits left to "pit" with, lol. This film is very entertaining and the fulfillment of a personal dream of Tony Curtis', to act in a film with his screen "idol", Cary Grant. Both, turn in some very enjoyable performances, as do the supporting actors. A delightful film for all ages.
Best of All Times
- Betty Marciano
I loved this movie. I've seen it a dozen times and I never get bored.
Good funny movie...
- Kenny Piper
I've probably seen this movie about 10 times over the years and each time it's always a delight.I highly recommend this movie and after watching it you will too.