Petticoat Pirates (1961)

Genres - Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Feminist Film  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Any movie with a title like Petticoat Pirates would be hard to dislike--and equally hard to believe. Anticipating the "feminist" films of the 1970s, the plot concerns a group of female officers in the British Navy. Angered by the sexism inherent in the Admiralty, the uniformed ladies stage a mutiny, taking a timorous male stoker as a sort of hostage. Not terribly credible to begin with, the film ultimately veers off into fantasy. Petticoat Pirates is both innocuous and inconsequential; you may have seen it, but chances are you don't remember it.

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battle-of-the-sexes, woman, Navy, sexism, crew, warship, capture, military, British, storm