The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell

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  • G
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.8  (601)

The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell is a 1968 comedy film starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Jeffrey Hunter. The movie revolves around the character of Sgt. O'Farrell, played by Bob Hope, who is a veteran army sergeant stationed on an island in the Pacific during World War II. Sgt. O'Farrell runs a small naval hospital on the island and is responsible for caring for injured soldiers. However, when a shipment of medical supplies fails to arrive on the island, Sgt. O'Farrell decides to take matters into his own hands and sets out to find the missing supplies with the help of his outlandish and eccentric colleagues, including Nurse Nellie Krause (Phyllis Diller) and Lt. Hutch Hutchinson (Jeffrey Hunter).

Throughout the movie, the characters find themselves in increasingly humorous and absurd situations. They encounter hostile locals, navigate dangerous waters, and even manage to start a private navy complete with an assortment of oddball boats, including a garbage scow, a whiskey barrel, and a bathtub.

As they search for the missing medical supplies, the characters face a number of challenges and obstacles that test their loyalty, courage, and resourcefulness. Along the way, they also find themselves in the middle of a love triangle, as Nurse Krause and Lt. Hutchinson compete for the affection of Sgt. O'Farrell.

Overall, The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell is a lighthearted and entertaining comedy that showcases the talents of Bob Hope and his co-stars. The film's wacky and irreverent humor, combined with its colorful and whimsical setting, make it a delightful romp that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

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    5.8  (601)