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The Iron Petticoat

The Iron Petticoat(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturally, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London.

Cast & Crew

Ralph Thomas Director
Bob Hope Capt. Chuck Lockwood
Katharine Hepburn Capt. Vinka Kovelenko
James Robertson Justice Col. Sklarnoff
Robert Helpmann Ivan Kropotkin
Alan Gifford Col. Newt Tarbell
Nicholas Phipps Tony Mallard
Paul Carpenter Maj. Lewis
Alexander Gauge Senator Howley
Sandra Dorne Tityana
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Berlin, Germany: 30 Jun 1956; Los Angeles opening: 23 Jan 1957; New York opening: 1 Feb 1957
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [VistaVision Motion Picture High-Fidelity]
A Remus Film produced in association with Harry Saltzman
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Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc., Independent Film Distributors, Romulus Films, Ltd.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., Hope Records, Inc., Benhar Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  94 or 96 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  8,493    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Watch Silk Stockings instead

    noodles 2013-11-26

    Instead of leaving a negative review for this Bob Hope vehicle, let me recommend another movie. The musical-comedy retelling of Ninotchka, staring Fred... MORE>

  • This Movie Stinks!

    GypsyPi3000 2013-05-29

    I've seen it before and I groaned this morning when I saw today's schedule. The main problem I had with this movie was I just couldn't... MORE>

  • No, no, Ninotchka

    ted 2013-03-27

    This film is the place to go for all of you who want to be cured of the fantasy that you could be enchanted by Katherine Hepburn reading the telephone... MORE>