Blu-ray, DVD Release: Operation Petticoat

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 1, 2014
Price: DVD $19.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films


Operation Petticoat

Cary Grant and Joan O'Brien hit the deck in Operation Petticoat.

The 1959 comedy Operation Petticoat starring Cary Grant (To Catch a Thief) and Tony Curtis (Sweet Smell of Success) makes it’s  Blu-ray debut courtesy of Olive Films.

Operation Petticoat begins as Commander Matt Sherman (Grant) has his toughest assignment yet – to put a broken sardine can of a submarine back in action. Enter supply officer Nick Holden (Curtis), a master scavenger who has some very shady plans to get the Sea Tiger purring again. Said plans become quite apparent after the crew rescues five stranded beautiful nurses and the grey, battle-scarred sub is suddenly painted a blushingly bold pink, thus transforming into a party-ready hot tub sub for all who come aboard.

One of the earlier movies on director Blake Edward’s (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) filmography, Operation Petticoat features a peppy ensemble cast that includes Joan O’Brien (The Comancheros), Dina Merrill (The Sundowners), Dick Sargent (TV’s Bewitched), Arthur O’Connell (Anatomy of a Murder), Gavin MacLeod (TV’s The Love Boat), and Marion Ross (TV’s Happy Days).

Available on DVD in various incarnations over the years, Olive’s edition of the film is newly re-mastered in HD for its Blu-ray debut (and DVD re-issue!).

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.