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"M*A*S*H" Tuttle (1973)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
14 January 1973 (Season 1, Episode 15)
A little white lie about an imaginary officer balloons into an elaborate charade. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
William Wiard 
Writing credits
Bruce Shelly (written by) &
David Ketchum (written by)

Larry Gelbart (developed for television by)

Richard Hooker  based on a novel by (uncredited)

Produced by
Burt Metcalfe .... associate producer
Gene Reynolds .... producer
Cinematography by
William K. Jurgensen (director of photography) (as William Jurgensen)
Film Editing by
Fred W. Berger 
Art Direction by
Jack Senter 
Set Decoration by
Stuart A. Reiss  (as Stuart Reiss)
Production Management
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor
Mark Evans .... unit production manager
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Doudell .... assistant director
Music Department
Johnny Mandel .... composer: theme
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar soloist (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter D. Dishell .... medical advisor (as Walter D. Dishell M.D.)
Larry Gelbart .... executive script consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Larry Gelbart  developed for television by

Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
Art Department
Michael Casey .... assistant property master
Kurt V. Hulett .... property man (season 8)
Sound Department
William Hartman .... sound editor
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (as Don V. Isaacs)
Edward Rossi .... supervising sound editor (as Ed Rossi)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor
Jean Coulter .... stunts
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Chuck Hicks .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Foster .... rigging gaffer (1979-1980)
Dave Friedman .... still photographer
Michael Hofstein .... additional camera operator
Michael Hofstein .... aerial director of photography
Jim Sellars .... first assistant camera
Other crew
Rita Hudis .... technical advisor: medical
Lee Sollenberger .... animal handler
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Radar reads the comic book Captain Savage #10, "To the Last Man."See more »
Anachronisms: Radar reads the comic book Captain Savage #10, which was issued January 1968, well after the Korean War armistice.See more »
Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce:We can all be comforted by the thought that he's not really gone, there's a little Tuttle left in all of us, in fact you might say that all of us together made up Tuttle.See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
He Was Without a Doubt the Best!, 22 February 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

This is one of the cleverest episodes. When Hawkeye and Trapper smuggle penicillin to the local orphanage, they tell the nuns that a Captain Tuttle is to be given credit for it. Naturally, there is no Captain Tuttle. And, naturally, this person suddenly becomes real in the minds of all the camp. Because of his "kindness" and our boys' intervention, using records Radar is able to manipulate, he becomes a real person. Margaret immediately falls for him and Frank gets jealous. People who don't know who he is remember meeting him. What is great about this is the double entendre comments made by people concerning their knowledge. The problem is, of course, that at some point he is going to have to be present at something and the ruse will be exposed. The way this is all handled is outstanding writing.

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