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The Iron Petticoat (1956)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 January 1957 (USA)
Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Major Charles "Chuck" Lockwood
... Captain Vinka Kovelenko
... Lady Constance Warburton-Watts
... Colonel Vladimir Denisovich Sklarnoff
... Major Ivan Kropotkin
... Dr. Anton Antonovich Dubratz
... Colonel Newton Tarbell
... Tony Mallard
Paul Carpenter ... Major Lewis
... Paul
Alexander Gauge ... Senator Howley
... Tityana
... Lingerie Clerk
... Sutsiyawa
Olaf Pooley ... Major Osip Feodor Ganovich
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Captain Vinka Kovelenko defects from Russia, but not for political reasons. She defects because she feels discriminated against as a woman. Captain Chuck Lockwood gets the order to show her the bright side of capitalism, while she tries to convince him of the superority of communism. Naturaly, they fall in love, but there's still the KGB, which doesn't like the idea of having a defected Russian officer running around in London. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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He's a Spy...She's a Spy...and IT'S SPYHIGH WITH HILARITY! (original print ad - many caps) See more »

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7 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Not for Money  »

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| (TCM print) (restored)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There is a running gag about Kropotkin's inability to dance. He is played by Robert Helpmann, one of the leading ballet dancers and choreographers of the 20th century. See more »

Goofs

The MiG shown at the beginning of the film has the letter S written on it. A Soviet aircraft would only use letters from the Cyrillic, not the Latin, alphabet. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Tarbell: It doesn't hurt to tantalize em'.
Major Chuck Lockwood: Tantalize an heiress? That's like not opening your parachute!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: U.S. AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS GERMANY

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References Tarantula (1955) See more »

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The Knightsbridge March
(uncredited)
Music by Eric Coates
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Bad for Hepburn
29 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie for the first and I hope the last time today. It was presented on TCM movie channel for the first time in 40 years, so we were told. It was hidden in England all these years. And no wonder. This has got to be the worst film ever Kate. Her accent of a Russian was terrible. Bob,s performance was his normal stupidity. And using classic English actors as Russians does not help the film. The story line has been used many times in films. Some with success. It just does not work in this one. Maybe they made the film just for the money. It,s missing the artistic talent that is available with these stars. This is truly a "bomb".


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