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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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Carl Ballantine's movie debut. See more »

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When Seaman "Happy" Hanes meets some Marines, he greets them by saying "Which one of you is John Wayne?" This movie is set in 1943. However, John Wayne didn't portray a Marine until 1949 in "The Sands of Iwo Jima". See more »

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Seaman Joseph 'Happy' Hanes: [to approaching Marines] Well, what do you know? Real life GI-rines, just like in the movies. Which one of you guys is John Wayne?
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Followed by McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965) See more »

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Abysmal comedy sinks in a sea of shtick
7 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Spawned from the inexplicably popular TV series, this low-rent comedy has the PT-73 Naval crew in hot water when they get involved in horse-racing. What exactly is the comedic charge in seeing Tim Conway continually falling down stairwells or open shafts? Was Ernest Borgnine really having a good time? I wasn't much of a fan of the television show, and this movie made me less of one. Claudine Longet (looking like a wistful daffodil) has a few quick scenes as a French lass who develops a crush on klutzy Conway, but this isn't good nostalgia--it's a schlocky, painfully inept matinée quickie, spawned from Abbott & Costello and Martin & Lewis, but nowhere near on those levels. * from ****


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