Operation Petticoat

Continuity mistake: A sailor goes out on the luau covered deck to get his guitar, during an air raid. He lays down while a Zero strafes the deck hitting his guitar, which goes flying into the air toward the camera and lands about 10 feet from the sailor. In the next shot, the sailor kneels up and grabs his guitar which has appeared right next to him.

Continuity mistake: After the air raid and the pink sub starts to submerge, there is a good shot of a Zero flying over the sub. You can get a good view of the bottom of the Zero and can see it doesn't have bombs or bomb racks. Yet, after it passes, there is a bomb explosion near the sub.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, Tony Curtis and family arrive in a yellow taxi cab because Grant's wife didn't arrive to bring them. He tells the cab to wait and drive his family back. Then Cary Grant's wife comes flying up in her car, slams on her brakes and slides into the rear of the cab and knocks it into the bus. When the bus pulls off, the cab is attached to it...but it's now black.

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Suggested correction: That is incorrect. Tony Curtis and his wife and children arrive by taxi, which then leaves. Cary Grant's wife arrives a bit later in her car, and hits the back of Grant's black Admiral's car, which was already parked there, pushing it into the bus which drives away with it attached to the back bumper. Grant's wife even says it is his car, and he tells her not to worry because the guards at the Naval gate will stop it. Curtis did not tell the taxi to wait, but had asked a Navy personnel to drive his family home.

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Continuity mistake: After the air raid and the pink sub starts to submerge, there is a good shot of a Zero flying over the sub. You can get a good view of the bottom of the Zero and can see it doesn't have bombs or bomb racks. Yet, after it passes, there is a bomb explosion near the sub.

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Lt. Cmdr Matt T. Serman: Sir, Sea Tiger was built to fight. She deserves a better epitaph than 'Commissioned 1940, sunk 1941, engagements none, shots fired none.' Now, you can't let it go that way. That's like a beautiful woman dying an old maid, if you know what I mean by old maid.
Capt. J.B. Henderson: Did you ever sell used cars?
Lt. Cmdr. Matt T.Sherman: No, Sir.
Capt. J.B. Henderson: I've got a hunch you missed your calling.

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Trivia: Operation Petticoat was filmed at the US Naval Base in Key West Fla. They actually did paint a submarine pink. I was attending the Fleet Sonar School on the base at the time and watched with great interest. The submarine used was the U.S.S. Balao (SS-285), which was still in commission at the time.

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