Cary Grant and Tony Curtis star as naval officers in this service comedy, one of the director's favorite genres. When Adm. Matt Sherman's (Grant) submarine, the Sea Tiger, is damaged during the attack on Pearl Harbor, he needs to find spare parts to have it recommissioned. Into the breach steps aide Lt. Nick Holden (Curtis), a master con man and wheeler-dealer who begins scheming to acquire the materials needed to fix the sub while the appalled Sherman looks the other way. Once the sub is deemed seaworthy, they stop at an island where Holden picks up a couple of Filipino families and five navy nurses who have been stranded there. The arrival of the extremely attractive nurses in the sub's cramped quarters has the predicted effect on the young, all-male crew, who soon find concentrating on their work to be an impossible task. The women also have their own ideas about the renovation of the submarine, one of which involves painting it pink. Despite the dated 1950s gender stereotypes, the comic genius of Grant and the energy of Curtis, in addition to a script witty enough to have been nominated for an Academy Award, keep the film afloat. Among the talented cast are Dick Sargent, Arthur O'Connell, Dina Merrill, Gene Evans, and Gavin McLeod, who would later return to the seas as the captain of THE LOVE BOAT.
Robert Arthur - Producer
Bob Arthur - Producer
Dina Merrill - American Supporting Actress
Nedenia Hutton - American Supporting Actress
Stanley Shapiro - Screenwriter
Gavin MacLeod - Captain Stubing of TV's "The Love Boat"
Arthur O'Connell - Character Actor, FANTASTIC VOYAGE, ANATOMY OF A MURDER
Blake Edwards - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
William Blake McEdwards - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
Sam O. Brown - American Director/Screenwriter, THE PINK PANTHER Films
Alexander Golitzen - Oscar winning production designer, SPARTACUS
David Rose - British born Hollywood Composer\D. 1990 -OPERATION PETTICOAT
Gene Evans - American Character Actor
Marion Ross - Television actress, HAPPY DAYS
Cary Grant - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Archibald Alexander Leach - American actor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)
Tony Curtis - American Actor, SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Bernard Schwartz - American Actor, SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Anthony Curtis - American Actor, SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
Ted J. Kent - Editor, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Ted Kent - Editor, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
Clifford Stine - Director of Photography, Special Effects, '50s-'70s
Dick Sargent - American actor, BEWITCHED
Maurice Richling - Screenwriter
Robert Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Robert E. Smith - Art Director\"King Rat"
Frank Gross - Editor\1950s
Russell Harlan - American Director Of Photography/Stunts
Russ B. Harlan - American Director Of Photography/Stunts
Russ Harlan - American Director Of Photography/Stunts
Cary Grant is captain of a U.S. submarine in the South Pacific during World War II, and Tony Curtis is his thoroughly unethical junior officer. After the sub is damaged, it makes for port, where it picks up five extremely attractive army nurses. Academy Award Nominations: Best Screenplay.