Though ‘Gray Lady Down’ is code for a downed sub, the boat itself doesn’t play as big a part in the movie as one fears. The story of a WWII submarine crew looking to survive aboard their oft damaged ship moves briskly, with style and serves as a great war themed picture. Watching the crew work against the enemy, their own and the vessel itself is just some good fun.
Teaming Tony Curtis with his film idol in Grant, the two have great chemistry and play wartime officers quite well, giving this comedy a battlefront appeal.
Saturday afternoon fare, bring the popcorn but only take the bathroom break in case of emergency.