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McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)

TV-PG | | Comedy, War | 9 July 1965 (USA)
The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force.

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Edward Montagne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker
Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter
Gary Vinson ... Quatermaster George Christopher
Billy Sands ... Motor Machinist Mate Harrison Bell
Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards
John Wright John Wright ... Willy Moss
Yoshio Yoda Yoshio Yoda ... Takeo 'Fuji' Fugiwara
Gavin MacLeod ... Seaman Joseph Haines
Tom Tully ... Gen. Harkness
Susan Silo ... Cpl. 'Smitty' Smith
Henry Beckman ... Col. Platt
Ted Bessell ... Lt. Wilbur Harkness
Jean Hale ... Sgt. Madge Collins
Cliff Norton ... Maj. Bill Grady
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The crew of PT-73 are in trouble again when Ensign Parker is mistaken for a pilot and gets shanghied into the Air Force.

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Their All New! All Wild! Full-Length Motion Picture in Technicolor!

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Comedy | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marinen går til vejrs See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

With the absence of the star player in this film, Borgnine was flabbergasted that he was not initially asked to appear in the movie. Moreover, Borgnine never got a clear explanation why he was not even asked to appear in this movie. Some critics believe that Borgnine refused to be in this movie due to a salary dispute but that was not the case. The producers were on a tight budget keeping production costs down giving Conway and Flynn more screen time. See more »

Goofs

Half of the enlisted Navy crew have their rank on their left sleeves (correctly), half of the crew have their rank on their right sleeves (incorrectly). Perhaps it was a joke that ran from the TV show? See more »

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Where the Heck is McHale?
12 July 2013 | by thejcowboy22See all my reviews

A rainy, dreary Thursday evening on the shores of Silver lake Camp Ma-Ho-Ge was the scene. After dinner the evening activity was a movie shown in the recreation hall. Mchale's Navy Joins the Airforce in color. My first glimpse of the sitcom in glorious color. The movie begins with a sabotaged PT boat belonging to the bombastic Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter (Bob Hastings). His commanding officer and foil in chief Captain Binghamton (Joe Flynn) takes over Mchale's Pt 73 boat and travels to Australia with Mchale's crew complete with most of the regulars from the sit-com. Tim Conway as Ensign Parker. But the movie has an empty feel about it due to McHale's Absence. Uniform switching and mistaken identity are the premise here with Ted Bessel warming up his acting skills for his future co-starring role in That Girl. If your a huge fan of the series how was it possible to have a movie without it's star Ernest Borgnine? During the whole movie you would wonder or hope that Ernie at least would make a cameo in this slow moving,frustrating and down right dull picture. Watching Flynn belittle Conway was hard to watch. Abbott and Costello they were NOT! Ted Bessel's character doesn't even fill the void in this bomb. Prior to his death I met Ernie at a book signing in New York City and he told me it was one of the greatest honors to have your character's name in a title and not be present. Ernie was in the California desert working on another film called THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX at the time of this production. A Jeep falling out of an airplane couldn't save this lemon.


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