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McHale's Navy (1964)

| Comedy, War | June 1964 (USA)
The hilarious misadventures of the crew of PT-73 during WW2 in the Pacific.

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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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Their first full-length motion picture in color !

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"McHale's Navy's" PT 73 was a British-designed 70-foot Vosper MTB (Motor Torpedo Boat) built under license in the U.S. for export to Russia. World War II ended before the boat could be sent to the Soviet Union. The boat was used for shots of PT 73 underway at sea, while a full-scale mock-up was used for studio scenes. The real PT 73 in WWII was a 78-foot Higgins PT boat, assigned to the U.S. Navy's MTB Squadron 13, and was placed in service on August 12, 1942. PT 73 was destroyed to prevent capture after running aground while delivering supplies to guerrillas near Lubang Island in the Philippines, on January 15, 1945. See more »

Goofs

McHale, and all officers in the film (Ensign Parker, Captain Binghampton, and Lieutenant Carpenter) wear brown low-quarter uniform dress shoes. This is incorrect, as traditionally, only naval aviators (flyers) wear brown shoes. The U.S. Navy has always differentiated between the "black-shoe" (ship and submarine officers and men) and the "brown-shoe" (naval flying officers and men) Navy(s). See more »

Quotes

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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I love this movie, having not watched the show in twenty years The Movie was DELIGHTFUL
5 November 2007 | by (Richmond, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Joe Flynn, gone too soon . . . the outtakes of the TV show prove he was funnier "off screen" than on. Ernest Borgnione, Tim Conway and the rest of the gang remind me of Peanuts at sea (Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, etc. at sea). Just as Charlie Brown and Linus hang-out on the ledge of the stone wall in the comic strip--the crazy gang of Mchale's Navy do the same. And the movie is in color! Its two hours (about) of comedy that is unmatched by this generation. Mchale's navy now would be just a bunch of put-down humor and Adam sandler jokes. It was funny when Tim Conway ventures near the occupied hut and funnier when we see what runs out on a Japanese Island in the pacific. Boy oh Boy . . . .Mchale's Navy . . . the show, the movie there's not much difference except the color . . . thanks guys for a wonderful time. Mchale's Navy forever!!! the movie and the show . . . Joe Flynn singing with the boys in the outtake is a must see!!!!! Thanks again: a real laugh riot -everytime


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