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McHale's Navy (1964)

| Comedy, War | June 1964 (USA)
The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners.

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The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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La flotte se mouille  »

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Carl Ballantine's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

When shown in close-up, the cockpit of Captain Binghamton's observation plane has no Plexiglass. Plexiglass would likely have reflected the studio lights. See more »

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Lt. Commander Quinton McHale: An American PT crew with a hot Australian horse in a French race with a Japanese jockey... NO war was ever like THIS!
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Followed by McHale's Navy (1997) See more »

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A Little Side Note
30 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do enjoy this movie.. It's silly and far better than the remake that was made in the 1990's. Think I've seen this 50 times or more... When I was a child, the movie and show were on constantly in syndication.. Back in the day of this being made, it was very popular to make comedy war movies, like this one and "Operation Peticoat"... Recently just seeing this movie again on AMC, I was stunned to find out that Bob Hope was actually offered the title role for this, but refused it... You would have thought that he would have taken it on being that he basically accepted so many movie parts to keep his name in circulation.. *LOL*


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