After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
Two newspaper reporters, Thomas "Breezy" Elliott and Jane Morgan, inadvertently send a boy named Mickey Fallon to reform school after they write an expose of the illegal slot-machine racket... See full summary »
Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »
Three teenagers find a briefcase with a beat-up old can in it. They throw away the can and pawn the suitcase. When they read in the papers that the can was full of uncut heroin and belonged... See full summary »
A 17-year-old girl runs away from her east coast home, going west to Los Angeles to meet her biological father. She has learned from letters her mother kept that he was tragically separated... See full summary »
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 »
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 »
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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