United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey and Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.

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Don McGuire
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1962   1961   1960   1959  
Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jackie Cooper ...  Lt. Charles 'Chick' Hennesey, MD 95 episodes, 1959-1962
Abby Dalton ...  Lt. Martha Hale, RN / ... 95 episodes, 1959-1962
Roscoe Karns ...  Capt. Walter Shafer / ... 74 episodes, 1959-1962
Henry Kulky ...  Chief Max Bronsky 47 episodes, 1959-1962
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United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey and Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.

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Jackie Cooper actually served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and remained in the Navy Reserves after the war, rising to the rank of Captain. He considerably outranked his character in this series. See more »


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Hennesey
by Sonny Burke and Jackie Cooper and his orchestra
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Hennesey was my favorite program
5 October 2005 | by gstaibSee all my reviews

I really looked forward to each weeks program. The cast was stellar and the writing was excellent. I remember one night that I watched Hennesey, I was to leave for the Army the next day. It made me laugh and took some of the pressure off of me. I spent some time in the army and wish that I would have had a CO like Roscoe Karns. The same goes for the time that I spent in an Army Hospital. Oh if I only would have had a nurse like Nurse Hale. The Army nurses that took care of me were great and Abbey Dalton did a very realistic job of portraying military nurses. I wish that the programs were available on DVD, I would buy all of them. Many have praised the theme song and I agree with them. It was a very good show and it is sad that it is not available so that a new generation of people can enjoy it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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