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9 July 1965 (USA) See more »
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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:

Mako ... Japanese Submarine Captain (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?

Joe Flynn actually served in the Army during World War II.See more »
Anachronisms: 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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Follows "McHale's Navy" (1962)See more »


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McHale's Navy with no McHale ..., 11 February 2008
Author: vranger from United States

The title of the comment about says it all. Even though there is a good comedic cast in this movie and some amusing moments, I think they were a bit desperate to try to sell this without Ernest Borgnine being in it.

On the other hand, you do get to see Tim Conway, and early looks at Gavin MacLeod and Bob Hoskins. Sadly, although he was in a lot of TV and film I watched in the 60s, I just never could warm up to Joe Flynn's single character persona. Of course, he was always the foil, so you weren't meeant to warm up to him. Still, other notable character foils managed to do so without being quite as irritating. (Ted Baxter in Mary Tyler Moore, or Richard Deacon in The Dick Van Dyke Show, as examples).

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