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9 July 1965 (USA) See more »
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The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force. | Full synopsis »
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Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton

Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker

Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter

Gary Vinson ... Quatermaster George Christopher

Billy Sands ... Motor Machinist Mate Harrison Bell

Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards
John Wright ... Willy Moss
Yoshio Yoda ... Takeo 'Fuji' Fugiwara

Gavin MacLeod ... Seaman Joseph Haines
Tom Tully ... Gen. Harkness
Susan Silo ... Cpl. 'Smitty' Smith

Henry Beckman ... Col. Platt

Ted Bessell ... Lt. Wilbur Harkness
Jean Hale ... Sgt. Madge Collins
Cliff Norton ... Maj. Bill Grady

Willis Bouchey ... Adm. Doyle
Berkeley Harris ... Vogel

Jacques Aubuchon ... Dimitri

Len Lesser ... NKVD commissar

Henry Corden ... NKVD deputy
Jack Bernardi ... Russian seaman

Norman Leavitt ... Russian seaman

Joe Ploski ... Russian seaman
Andy Albin ... Russian seaman
Clay Tanner ... Lt. Wilson
Tony Franke ... Sgt. Frank Tresh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Officer (uncredited)

Stuart Hall ... Officer (uncredited)

Mako ... Japanese Submarine Captain (uncredited)
Paul Power ... Officer (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Montagne 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William J. Lederer  story
John Fenton Murray 

Produced by
Edward Montagne .... producer
Si Rose .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jerry Fielding 
Cinematography by
Lionel Lindon 
Film Editing by
Sam E. Waxman 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Russell Kimball 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. 
James Redd 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Ann Ehrhart .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Rolf Miller .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Wes Thompson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bisk .... assistant director
Michael Messinger .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack Hamilton .... props (uncredited)
Jerry Josephson .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (as Earl Crain)
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Perry Devore .... sound (uncredited)
Louis C. Williman .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Roland Skeet .... special effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barbier .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Burkett .... camera operator (uncredited)
William Harmon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ben Hawkins .... grip (uncredited)
Jim Hilbert .... grip (uncredited)
Ted D. Landon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Other crew
Dorothy Hughes .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Henry Beckman and Jacques Aubuchon play different characters than they did in the TV series. Additionally, several other actors, including Jean Hale, Susan Silo and Mako, had guested on the series in different roles.See more »
Factual errors: Boxes on aircraft are marked "USAF". There was no USAF during WWII. They would have either been marked USAAF or AAF.See more »
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Followed by McHale's Navy (1997)See more »


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Where the Heck is McHale?, 12 July 2013
Author: thejcowboy22 from United States

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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