McHale's Navy


1h 33m 1964
McHale's Navy

Brief Synopsis

The crazy crew of McHale decide to use their PT boat as an off-track betting parlor and run in to lots of trouble when they owe money to some marines and a horse they bought causes a Japanese sub to run aground.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
War
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 10 Jul 1964
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the television series McHale's Navy (ABC, 11 Oct 1962--30 Aug 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color

Synopsis

On a South Pacific island in 1943, the crew of PT-73 tries to make money on delayed race results, but the scheme backfires, and they find themselves $2,000 in debt to a group of Marines. An attempt to win the money at a New Caledonia gambling casino fails. A fight breaks out there; and, while the crew is escaping, their boat rams a dockside warehouse, leaving them $4,000 deeper in debt. The men discover the wreck of an Australian freighter, aboard which they find the famous racehorse Silver Spots. They enter the horse in a New Caledonia race, disguising it with glued-on fur. When the fur comes off, the crew sends up a smokescreen to conceal the horse's identity. Though the horse wins, the smoke blinds the judges and prevents their making a decision. A Japanese submarine begins shelling the island, and PT-73, attempting to escape, accidentally runs the submarine aground, and captures the enemy crew. This feat causes the warehouse owner to absolve the PT-73 men of their debt, and the $2,000 reward for the return of Silver Spots allows them to discharge their debt to the Marines. But, leaving the island, PT-73 rams the warehouse again, and the crew is once more in debt.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
War
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
New York opening: 10 Jul 1964
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Inspired by the television series McHale's Navy (ABC, 11 Oct 1962--30 Aug 1966).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Film is based on the television series.

Released in United States 1964