Tony Curtis and Cary Grant go together like pie and mash (or something more American....a burger and fries?).
Anyway, it’s not often that I would recommend a film due to performances alone...this does have a light hearted and funny plot, but that pales in comparison to Grant and Curtis' performances.
As usual Tony Curtis plays his ladies man role, while Grant delivers line after line with a hysterical dryness that impressed me time and time again. They both play naval officers, commanding a submarine inhabited by a co-ed crew...with sexy results. Curtis and Grant are a great double act, fun loving, cheekiness vs astute dryness..they contrast and bounce off of each other perfectly.
Petticoat was made in 1959 and you can definitely feel the 60s right around the corner...sex was about to be invented and everyone was gearing up for it with sly winks and cheeky gestures.