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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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 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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English

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28 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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(96 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Hennesey
by Sonny Burke and Jackie Cooper and his orchestra
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Recollections of a memorable series
8 July 2004 | by barrrpSee all my reviews

Jackie Cooper played a WWII Army vet who went to medical school and entered the Navy as a doctor. In the first episode when the new doctor reports to his new commanding officer at the naval hospital, the CO looks over his personnel record, notes the Army experience and asks Hennesey, 'Have you ever been to sea?' No, sir.' 'Have you ever been on a ship?' 'No, sir.' 'Can you identify water?' 'In daytime, I can, yes, sir.' In the series, James Komack played a hip nonconformist dentist who reputedly filled his own teeth. Henry Kulky as Max probably had the best role of his career as the sensitive Goliath who--in one episode--saved the arm of a sailor who had it caught in a machine. Max picked up the sailor and turned him over to unwind the arm from the gears. The show was blessed with a great cast and excellent writers. The show was funny without being silly and serious without sinking into melodrama.


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