Petticoat Pirates

Petticoat Pirates is a 1961 British comedy film directed by David MacDonald and starring Charlie Drake, Anne Heywood, Cecil Parker, John Turner and Thorley Walters. The film had its premiere on 30 November 1961 at the Warner Theatre in London's West End.

Petticoat Pirates
Directed byDavid MacDonald
Produced byGordon L.T. Scott
Written byT.J. Morrison
Lew Schwarz
Charlie Drake
StarringCharlie Drake
Anne Heywood
Cecil Parker
John Turner
Music byDon Banks
CinematographyGilbert Taylor
Edited byAnn Chegwidden
Distributed byWarner-Pathé Distributors
Release date
30 November 1961 (London premiere)
19 December 1961 (general release)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Wren Officer Anne Heywood and the 150 girls under her command are piqued. On the grounds that Wrens can do anything that men can do, at least as well or better, they demand the right to serve at sea in warships. When their request is turned down by the authorities they board a frigate, imprison the skeleton crew, and set off to sea, where they unintentionally become embroiled in a training exercise between British and US fleets...


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