Tuesday, January 20, 2015
OPERATION PETTICOAT (1959)
Innocent story, corny humor, Joan O'Brien stretching that shirt for everything it's got, a couple of tattoos on sailors in the background, numerous vintage military ships, airplanes and, of course, the sub. Also this is yet another movie where the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" is quickly followed by disaster. It'd be interesting to see exactly how many movies feature a similar situation. I'm pretty sure it also happened in THE APARTMENT and THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.
Anyway, despite the dated humor I still enjoyed OPERATION PETTICOAT. It's not really funny at all, but both Cary Grant and Tony Curtis are a pleasure to watch together. And audiences agreed because this was the number 10 biggest box office draw back in 1959. If you need me, I'll be in my room watching MISTER ROBERTS.