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"Gilligan's Island" It's Magic (1965)

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Original Air Date:
15 May 1965 (Season 1, Episode 33)
While fishing, Gilligan reels in a magician's chest from the lagoon. But eventually Gilligan overhears that everybody is fed up with his unsuccessful attempts at magic, and he decides to run away. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jack Arnold 
Writing credits
Sherwood Schwartz (created by)

Al Schwartz (written by) &
Bruce Howard (written by)

Produced by
Jack Arnold .... producer
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
Cinematography by
Richard L. Rawlings (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Everett Sutherland 
Art Direction by
William Craig Smith  (as Craig Smith)
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux 
Production Management
Cy Brooskin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilbur D'Arcy .... assistant director
Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music supervisor
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme song "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
George Wyle .... composer: theme song "The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle"
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Sherwood Schwartz  created by

Makeup Department
Lillian Shore .... head hair stylist
Keester Sweeney .... makeup artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard M. Rawlings Jr. .... assistant camera
Tony Van Renterghem .... assistant camera: IATSE
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Delmar .... wardrobe
Robert Fuca .... costume supervisor
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Additional Details

USA:30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The "egg in the ear and out the mouth" trick Gilligan does can be clearly seen. First off, the hand movement he does when he puts the egg in his ear show it slipping into his hand and that hand coming straight down looking the same, then one can see that Gilligan's mouth is slightly puckered as he is holding the other egg in there that is part of the trick.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Romance on the High Seas (1948)See more »


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For once the castaways get to see Gilligan disappear, 9 June 2016
Author: kevin olzak ( from Youngstown, Ohio

"It's Magic" starts off well then grows tiresome, with Gilligan reeling in a crate of magician's tricks that should help the castaways convince any head hunters that they have magic powers. Ginger reveals that she started out in show business as a magician's assistant and teaches the others the varied tricks involved. Midway through, Gilligan overhears the others criticize him for ruining their breakfast and volunteers for the disappearing cabinet trick, and really vanishes. Determined to stay in his one room cave as a 'lone wolf,' he refuses to rejoin the others, with Mr. Howell too being forced to apologize and give up his prized teddy bear: "you say it real fast, it kills the pain!" As Gilligan says, the final payoff does provide 'a real blowout.' Resplendent in magician's cape, Jim Backus puts in a plug for bandleader Ted Lewis: "is everybody happy?" (more caped crusading in "Gilligan's Mother-in-Law" and "Gilligan the Goddess").

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