History Film / OperationPetticoat

13th Jun '16 4:39:13 PM Noelie84
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* DoubleMeaning: When Sherman is trying to convince Captain Henderson that his sub is seaworthy so they can leave harbor
13th Jun '16 4:37:56 PM Noelie84
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-->Lt. Cmdr Sherman: "Molumphry, will this boat go down?"
-->Chief Molumphry: "Like a rock, sir!"
25th May '16 4:25:06 AM belchfirerunabout12
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Repairs are finally complete and they are ready to get under way, but the No. 1 diesel engine keeps backfiring and sending out black smoke. As the engineers try to fix it, a local witch doctor comes up and starts doing some kind of ritual dance to ward off evil spirits. Sherman tries to get him to leave, when suddenly the engine starts and they are finally able to shove off. as the sub is heads out to sea, the engine backfires and the witch doctor stops dancing and shakes his head, remarking, "They'll never make it."

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Repairs are finally complete and they are ready to get under way, but the No. 1 diesel engine keeps backfiring and sending out black smoke. As the engineers try to fix it, a local witch doctor comes up and starts doing some kind of ritual dance to ward off evil spirits. Sherman tries to get him to leave, when suddenly the engine starts and they are finally able to shove off. as the sub is heads out to sea, the engine backfires and the witch doctor stops dancing and shakes his head, remarking, "They'll never make it."
25th May '16 4:24:38 AM belchfirerunabout12
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Repairs are finally complete and they are ready to get under way, but the No. 1 diesel engine keeps backfiring and sending out black smoke. As the engineers try to fix it, a local witch doctor comes up and starts doing some kind of ritual dance to ward off evil spirits. Sherman tries to get him to leave, when suddenly the engine starts and they are finally able to shove off. Once the sub is headed out to sea, the witch doctor stops dancing and shakes his head, remarking, "They'll never make it."

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Repairs are finally complete and they are ready to get under way, but the No. 1 diesel engine keeps backfiring and sending out black smoke. As the engineers try to fix it, a local witch doctor comes up and starts doing some kind of ritual dance to ward off evil spirits. Sherman tries to get him to leave, when suddenly the engine starts and they are finally able to shove off. Once as the sub is headed heads out to sea, the engine backfires and the witch doctor stops dancing and shakes his head, remarking, "They'll never make it."
5th Apr '16 5:25:55 AM ac220
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* CaptainsLog: With lots of entries that... well, [ItMakesSenseInTheContext make sense in the context].

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* CaptainsLog: With lots of entries that... well, [ItMakesSenseInTheContext [[ItMakesSenseInContext make sense in the context].context]].
5th Apr '16 5:23:11 AM ac220
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* CaptainsLog: With lots of entries that... well, [ItMakesSenseInTheContext make sense in the context].
5th Apr '16 5:13:53 AM ac220
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* CuteClumsyGirl: Lt. Crandall.
4th Apr '16 1:50:59 PM ac220
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: It was red rather than pink, it was a bus, not a truck and it didn't happen all to the same submarine in a single voyage, but surprising number of gags from the film has some basis in RL history.



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31st Jul '15 9:30:41 AM mikey300
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The movie begins with Rear Admiral Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) making a sentimental visit to his first command, which is due to be scrapped. He goes down to the empty Captain's cabin, opens the old log book and begins to read. Cue flashback to December 10th 1941. The ''Sea Tiger'', part of the Asiatic Fleet stationed at Cavite, is sunk at dock and the crew works frantically to jury-rig sufficient repairs to make the run from the Philippines to Darwin where American forces are regrouping. Lt. Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) is a reassigned Admiral's Aide with no sea experience who proves unexpectedly useful as the new [[TheScrounger 'Supply Officer']] getting Sherman the parts he needs by humorously unscrupulous means.

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The movie begins with Rear Admiral Matt Sherman (Cary Grant) making a sentimental visit to his first command, which is due to be scrapped. He goes down to the empty Captain's cabin, opens the old log book and begins to read. Cue flashback to December 10th 1941. The ''Sea Tiger'', part of the Asiatic Fleet stationed at Cavite, is sunk at dock and the Lt. Commander Matt Sherman and his crew works frantically to jury-rig sufficient repairs to make the run from the Philippines to Darwin where American forces are regrouping. Lt. Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) is a reassigned Admiral's Aide with no sea experience who proves unexpectedly useful as the new [[TheScrounger 'Supply Officer']] getting Sherman the parts he needs by humorously unscrupulous means.



The ''Sea Tiger'' set sail under strict order to avoid engaging any enemy craft - including lifeboats. Forced to drop anchor at Marinduque for still more repairs Mr. Holden goes ashore and discovers five stranded Army Nurses. A submarine isn't intended to be co-educational but obviously the women cannot be left where they are. Cue sexual tension between a predatory (and engaged) Lt. Holden and Lt. Duran; Captain Sherman and the buxom - and clumsy - Lt. Crandall; and the misogynistic Chief Machinist's Mate Tostin and Major Heywood.

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The ''Sea Tiger'' set sail under strict order to avoid engaging any enemy craft - including lifeboats. Forced to drop anchor at Marinduque for still more repairs Mr. Holden goes ashore and discovers five stranded Army Nurses. A submarine isn't intended to be co-educational but obviously the women cannot be left where they are. Cue sexual tension between a predatory (and engaged) Lt. Holden and Lt. Barbara Duran; Captain Sherman and the buxom - and clumsy - Lt. Delores Crandall; and the misogynistic Chief Machinist's Mate Sam Tostin and the mechanically-inclined Major Heywood.Edna Heywood, the nurses' Commanding Officer.



* WorldWarII: A very light-hearted presentation of tropes common to movies of its genre. The badly-damaged ''Sea Tiger'''s only mission is to escape the Philippines. Spare parts are obtained by conning Army personnel in a rigged casino. Desperately-needed repairs to the engines are jury-rigged with a mechanically-inclined nurse's bra. The submarine is carrying American women, Filipino refugees, ''and their livestock''. Their one attempt to strike at the enemy goes comically wrong. And the only time they get depth-charged, it's by an American destroyer, with another nurse's bra saving the day.

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* WorldWarII: A very light-hearted presentation of tropes common to movies of its genre. The badly-damaged ''Sea Tiger'''s only mission is to escape the Philippines. Spare parts are obtained by conning Army personnel in a rigged casino. Desperately-needed repairs to the engines are jury-rigged with a mechanically-inclined nurse's bra.girdle. The submarine is carrying American women, Filipino refugees, ''and their livestock''. Their one attempt to strike at the enemy goes comically wrong. And the only time they get depth-charged, it's by an American destroyer, with another nurse's bra saving the day.
17th May '15 8:17:13 AM Alvin
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* RecycledTheSeries: almost 20 years later, with Tony Curtis's daughter Creator/JamieLeeCurtis as one of the nurses.
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