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McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)

The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wright ...
Yoshio Yoda ...
Takeo 'Fuji' Fugiwara
Gen. Harkness
Susan Silo ...
Cpl. 'Smitty' Smith
Col. Platt
Lt. Wilbur Harkness
Jean Hale ...
Sgt. Madge Collins
Cliff Norton ...
Maj. Bill Grady


The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force.

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Release Date:

9 July 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marinen går til vejrs  »

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Did You Know?


Ernest Borgnine doesn't appear in this film, because of a prior commitment to "Flight of the Phoniex". See more »


The C-47 transport that Parker arrives in has red stripes through the white bars on the US national insignia, which were not added until 1948, 3 years after the end of World War II. (Other aircraft on the same airfield have the correct national insignia for late World War II.) See more »


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Where the Heck is McHale?
12 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Was forced to watch this movie at sleep away camp. If your a huge fan of the series how was it possible to have a movie without it's star Ernest Borgnine? During the whole movie you would wonder or hope that Ernie at least would make a cameo in this slow moving,frustrating and down right dull picture. Ted Bessel's character doesn't even fill the void in this bomb. Prior to his death I met Ernie at a book signing in New York City and he told me it was one of the greatest honors to have your characters name in a title and not be present. Ernie was overseas working on another film called THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX. A Jeep falling out of an airplane couldn't save this lemon.

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