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"The Phil Silvers Show" Bilko's Secret Mission (1958)

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Original Air Date:
10 December 1958 (Season 4, Episode 12)
Bilko is sent to Yucca Flats to work on a nuclear test program. Ritzik is magnetized by one of the scientists machines. They skip the base and head for Las Vegas where Rupert is keen to demonstrate out his 'attractive' gambling skills. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Phil Silvers ... MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko

Harvey Lembeck ... Cpl. Rocco Barbella

Paul Ford ... Col. John T. Hall (credit only)
Maurice Gosfield ... Pvt. Duane Doberman

Allan Melvin ... Cpl. Steve Henshaw (as Allen Melvin)
Bernard Fein ... Pvt. Gomez (as Bernie Fein)
Maurice Brenner ... Pvt. Irving Fleischman

Terry Carter ... Pvt. Sugie Sugarman (credit only)

Herbie Faye ... Cpl. Sam Fender

Mickey Freeman ... Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman
Jack Healy ... Pvt. Mullen

Billy Sands ... Pvt. Dino Papparelli

Joe E. Ross ... MSgt. Rupert Ritzik
Royal Beal ... Brig. Gen. Newman
Nicholas Saunders ... Captain Barker (as Nick Saunders)
Nelson Olmsted ... Captain Masters, MD
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Kennedy ... MP Sgt. Kennedy (uncredited)
Jimmy Little ... MSgt. Francis Grover (uncredited)

Dean Martin ... Unnamed Las Vegas Gambler (uncredited)
Wynn Wright ... Courtney (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Al De Caprio 
Aaron Ruben 
Writing credits
Nat Hiken (created by)

Arnie Rosen (written by) and
Coleman Jacoby (written by)

Produced by
Edward Montagne .... producer (as Edward J. Montagne)
Cinematography by
William Miller  (as William J. Miller)
Film Editing by
Ray Sandiford 
Art Direction by
Richard Jackson 
Makeup Department
Bob Kelly .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
Sound Department
Jim Shields .... recording engineer (as James Shields)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Griffin .... wardrobe (as William Griffin)
Music Department
John Strauss .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Other crew
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor
Kevin Pynes .... assistant to producer (as Kevin Pines)
George Kennedy .... technical advisor (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nat Hiken  creator

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Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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Did You Know?

Dean Martin has a cameo in this episode.See more »
Captain Barker:It's been nerve-wracking, Doctor. Bilko's incessant demands, his constant conniving - I don't think he ever sleeps! I've been getting round-the-clock aggravation!
Captain Masters, MD:Captain Barker, just take one of these tranquilizers every three hours.
Captain Barker:Do you think they'll help, Doctor?
Captain Masters, MD:I think so. Of course, they'd help a great deal more, if you could get Bilko to take them.
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