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McHale's Navy (1964)

TV-G | | Comedy, War | June 1964 (USA)
The hilarious misadventures of the crew of PT-73 during World War II in the Pacific.

Director:

Edward Montagne

Writers:

Si Rose (story), Frank Gill Jr. | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Lt. Commander Quinton McHale
Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker
Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter
Gary Vinson ... Quartermaster George Christopher (Christy)
John Wright John Wright ... Willy Moss
Carl Ballantine ... Torpedoman Lester Gruber
Billy Sands ... Motor Machinist Mate Harrison Bell
Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards
Gavin MacLeod ... Seaman Joseph 'Happy' Hanes
Yoshio Yoda Yoshio Yoda ... Fuji Kobiaji
Jean Willes ... Margot Monet
Claudine Longet ... Andrea Bouchard
George Kennedy ... Henri Le Clerc
Marcel Hillaire ... Chief de Gendarmes
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Storyline

The crew of PT-73 get into trouble when they back the wrong horse in a race. Now they have to come up with a way to raise the money to pay off the winners. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Their first full-length motion picture in color !

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Comedy | War

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Trivia

This movie's PT-73 was a British-designed seventy-foot Vosper MTB (Motor Torpedo Boat) built under license in the U.S. for export to Russia. World War II ended before the boat could be sent to the Soviet Union. The boat was used for shots of the PT-73 underway at sea, while a full-scale mock-up was used for studio scenes. The real PT-73 in World War II II was a seventy-eight-foot Higgins PT boat, assigned to the U.S. Navy's MTB Squadron 13, and was placed in service on August 12, 1942. PT-73 was destroyed to prevent capture after running aground while delivering supplies to guerrillas near Lubang Island in the Philippines, on January 15, 1945. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, a helicopter fly-by shot zooms in on the PT-73, showing McHale and a seaman (in blue shirt and white sailor hat) at the helm. In the next shot, as the PT-73 pulls up to an island dock, McHale and Ensign Parker are at the helm. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Commander Quinton McHale: An American PT crew with a hot Australian horse in a French race with a Japanese jockey... NO war was ever like THIS!
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Connections

Follows McHale's Navy (1962) See more »

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I love this movie, having not watched the show in twenty years The Movie was DELIGHTFUL
5 November 2007 | by safeinheavenSee all my reviews

Joe Flynn, gone too soon . . . the outtakes of the TV show prove he was funnier "off screen" than on. Ernest Borgnione, Tim Conway and the rest of the gang remind me of Peanuts at sea (Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, etc. at sea). Just as Charlie Brown and Linus hang-out on the ledge of the stone wall in the comic strip--the crazy gang of Mchale's Navy do the same. And the movie is in color! Its two hours (about) of comedy that is unmatched by this generation. Mchale's navy now would be just a bunch of put-down humor and Adam sandler jokes. It was funny when Tim Conway ventures near the occupied hut and funnier when we see what runs out on a Japanese Island in the pacific. Boy oh Boy . . . .Mchale's Navy . . . the show, the movie there's not much difference except the color . . . thanks guys for a wonderful time. Mchale's Navy forever!!! the movie and the show . . . Joe Flynn singing with the boys in the outtake is a must see!!!!! Thanks again: a real laugh riot -everytime


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La flotte se mouille See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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