As with much of Uncle Sam's forces in the South Pacific, the Sea Tiger must find a way to get back in action despite a breakdown in the spare-parts procurement system. Holden begins as a ceremonial officer useful only for dancing with the admiral's wife, but soon proves himself an artful scrounger of needed equipment and supplies.
Curtis adjusts his nervy go-getter persona to harmonize with the acting style of Grant, the past master. Holden turns his talent to stealing a pig, we expect a series of slapstick pratfalls.
It's likely that the absence of star actresses was an economy decision.
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The predicament of five females bunking in Cary Grant's submarine is handled with taste and sensitivity -- until an opportunity arises for a joke. An officer on the destroyer holds up an extra-large brassiere, calling off his attack because, "the Japanese haven't got anything like that!
Grant's overtaxed captain jettisons the nurses' underwear out a torpedo tube to convince a U. " In a newer movie, that line would be at least two kinds of PC poison.
The storyline plots the course of a submarine that steers away from confrontations with the enemy.
The Sea Tiger is severely damaged in the first days of the war, before its captain Lt.
Cathy however has much more “old-fashioned” visions of how their relationship will progress.
This romantic-comedy pairing two of Hollywood’s best-loved stars was understandably the second highest grossing film of 1962.
Curtis instead gives each porker a dainty two-finger squeeze for quality, as if he were shopping for produce.
The relaxed tempo gives Grant and Curtis plenty of breathing room to earn their high salaries.
Limping along and barely held together with it's borrowed parts, the Sea Tiger gets some unexpected company when five stranded Army nurses are brought aboard.