History Film / OperationPetticoat

15th Jan '18 10:02:22 PM Geoduck
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* ExactWords: When Sherman is trying to convince Henderson that the ''Sea Tiger'' is seaworthy:
--> '''Sherman:''' Molumphry, will this boat go down?\\
'''Molumphry:''' Like a rock sir!
29th Dec '17 3:59:34 AM StarTropes
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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her “ma’am.” Back then a nurse was something a ship's crew or infantry unit would have been greatful for.

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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her “ma’am.” Back then a nurse was something a ship's crew or infantry unit would have been greatful grateful for.
29th Dec '17 3:54:15 AM StarTropes
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* TheScrounger: Lt. Holden

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* TheScrounger: Lt. HoldenHolden, with help from Ramone.
7th Dec '17 8:27:27 PM YT45
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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her sir. Back then a nurse was something a ship's crew or infantry unit would have been greatful for.

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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her sir. “ma’am.” Back then a nurse was something a ship's crew or infantry unit would have been greatful for.
27th Nov '17 3:03:42 PM StarTropes
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--> "Sighted tanker; [[EpicFail sank truck]]."
24th Nov '17 9:48:07 AM kouta
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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her sir.

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** It takes years to make an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her sir. Back then a nurse was something a ship's crew or infantry unit would have been greatful for.
24th Nov '17 9:29:23 AM kouta
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** It takes about 24-28 years to make a Navy nurse.

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** It takes about 24-28 years to make a Navy nurse.an Army nurse. Every nurse had an officer's rank and the only officer who outranked the Major was the Captain. Everyone else should have been calling her sir.
24th Nov '17 9:14:36 AM kouta
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** It takes about 24-28 years to make a Navy nurse.
21st Aug '17 11:36:00 PM YT45
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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 Lt. Commander Matt Sherman and his crew works frantically to jury-rig sufficient repairs to make the run from the Philippines to Darwin, Australia where the Asiatic Fleet is regrouping with Allied forces. 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 the dock by Japanese bombers. With the Japanese rapidly advancing across the island and the only alternative being to scuttle what's left of the boat and join the holdouts at Bataan, Lt. Commander Matt Sherman and his crew works work frantically to jury-rig sufficient repairs to make the run from the Philippines to Darwin, Australia where the Asiatic Fleet is regrouping with Allied forces. Lt. LTJG Nick Holden (Tony Curtis) is a reassigned Admiral's Aide with no sea experience (well, he was on a destroyer for a couple of days before they got it worked out) who proves unexpectedly useful as the new [[TheScrounger 'Supply Officer']] getting Sherman the parts he needs by humorously unscrupulous means.


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* [[TheAllegedCar The Alleged Submarine]]: USS ''Sea Tiger'' is brand-new (commissioned in 1940, according to Sherman), but is badly damaged (''sunk'', if you want to be specific) by the air raid on Cavite. For the rest of the movie, she is literally held together with duct tape, using scavenged drain pipes, car parts, and [[ItMakesSenseInContext women's underwear]] to jury-rig temporary repairs until such time as they can get her back to a shipyard.


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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Hollywood censorship of 1959 forbade the depiction or discussion of any kind of toilet, which the movie circumvented by using naval jargon (the "head") and not showing the actual toilet itself, despite a couple of rather obvious discussions.


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* ShownTheirWork: The level of detail and accuracy depicted in the operation of a WWII fleet submarine is pretty impressive, especially for a comedy.
21st Aug '17 12:29:52 AM YT45
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* EmbarrassingTattoo: Poor Seaman Hunkle, he's got a female nude tattoed on his chest and feels he can ''never'' go home and marry his fiancee.

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* EmbarrassingTattoo: Poor Seaman Hunkle, Hunkle once got blackout drunk, and now he's got a female nude tattoed tattooed on his chest and feels he can ''never'' go home and marry his fiancee.
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