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The Iron Petticoat

The Iron Petticoat(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

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. Naturally, 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.

Cast & Crew

Ralph Thomas Director
Bob Hope Capt. Chuck Lockwood
Katharine Hepburn Capt. Vinka Kovelenko
James Robertson Justice Col. Sklarnoff
Robert Helpmann Ivan Kropotkin
Alan Gifford Col. Newt Tarbell
Nicholas Phipps Tony Mallard
Paul Carpenter Maj. Lewis
Alexander Gauge Senator Howley
Sandra Dorne Tityana

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Berlin, Germany: 30 Jun 1956; Los Angeles opening: 23 Jan 1957; New York opening: 1 Feb 1957
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [VistaVision Motion Picture High-Fidelity]
A Remus Film produced in association with Harry Saltzman
Color/B&W:  Color (Technicolor) Distributions Co:  Loew's Inc., Independent Film Distributors, Romulus Films, Ltd.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp., Hope Records, Inc., Benhar Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  94 or 96 Country:  Great Britain and United States
Duration(feet):  8,493    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Hope they lose this movie.

    Geoff 2018-01-16

    To say that its bad is the understatement of the year. What a waste of talent and production money.Who ever dreamed this one up needs to go back to charm... MORE>

  • Maltin...seriously?

    don letta 2015-10-01

    Bob Hope was a one trick pony. His never-changing humor schtick was good for TV humor, and the road films where he was ably assisted by Bing Crosby.... MORE>

  • Watch Silk Stockings instead

    noodles 2013-11-26

    Instead of leaving a negative review for this Bob Hope vehicle, let me recommend another movie. The musical-comedy retelling of Ninotchka, staring Fred... MORE>