McHale's Navy

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  • 1962
  • 4 Seasons
  • 7.8  (8)

McHale's Navy takes place in World War II on a Pacific Island Base called Taratupa. McHale is the commanding officer of the Naval Ship that is stationed here and he and his men are about to get the surprise of a lifetime. Japanese planes decide to bomb the island virtually destroying every inch of the military base. When the attack was over it was discovered out of 150 Marines and Naval personnel only 18 had survived. There was virtually no way to make a rescue attempt as the Japanese had the entire region heavily patrolled and so the men had no choice but to hide among the island and survive. They become good friends with the natives and begin to live among them. After months of living in a state of leisure and not even working on ways to get rid of the Japanese, the men get another surprise. A new executive office parachutes onto the island with new orders for McHale. However, McHale refuses to follow the orders and risk the lives of the men that were left after the attack. The men have grown so accustomed to their living arrangements that they started to fit in with the locals. One man started a laundry service while McHale owned a still and was making moonshine. To make matters worse for the poor executive officer McHale was close friends with the Native Chief. When it is later learned that a Marine battalion is pinned down on the beach and on the horizon another Japanese attacked lurked McHale began to change his mind. He is ordered to use his ships and protect the Marines but due to the bombing all ships had been sunk. He decided to overrun a Japanese ship and keep the Japanese flag flying so he could get as close as he could to a Japanese Cruiser. Once he was close enough he would then send out two torpedoes to destroy the cruiser and sink it to the bottom.

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Wally for Congress
30. Wally for Congress
April 12, 1966
Binghamton's moment of planned heroism intended to impress a politician is ruined by a GI patrol.
Binghamton, at 20 Paces
29. Binghamton, at 20 Paces
April 5, 1966
Binghamton lands himself on the field of honor opposing a dead-shot nobleman.
An Ensign's Best Friend
28. An Ensign's Best Friend
March 29, 1966
Binghamton is determined to make an example of Parker for fraternizing.
The McHale Grand Prix
27. The McHale Grand Prix
March 22, 1966
Binghamton finds himself at odds with a car race arranged by McHale and his men.
Who Was That German I Saw You With?
26. Who Was That German I Saw You With?
March 15, 1966
A lost German patrol wreaks havoc with Binghamton's command.
Little Red Riding Doctor
25. Little Red Riding Doctor
March 8, 1966
McHale is named the winner of a contest in the town of Voltafiore.
My Son, the Skipper
24. My Son, the Skipper
March 1, 1966
Binghamton takes advantage of McHale's absence by putting Parker in command of PT-73.
36-24-73
23. 36-24-73
February 22, 1966
A shapely member of Binghamton's staff comes to the rescue when McHale and his men get in trouble over a...
Secret Chimp 007
22. Secret Chimp 007
February 15, 1966
Binghamton assumes he's cracked a spy ring when he finds a chimpanzee carrying a top-secret order.
McHale's Country Club Caper
21. McHale's Country Club Caper
February 8, 1966
Binghamton finds himself in trouble when he tries to get a golf course built.
La Dolce 73
20. La Dolce 73
January 25, 1966
Binghamton's plan to film McHale and his men at a wild party backfires.
The Wacky WAC
19. The Wacky WAC
January 18, 1966
Parker disguises himself as a WAC when McHale and his men try to play Cupid.
The Fugitive Ensign
18. The Fugitive Ensign
January 11, 1966
Parker runs off and joins a gypsy camp when he believes he machine-gunned Binghamton.
Fire in the Liquor Locker
17. Fire in the Liquor Locker
January 4, 1966
Binghamton appropriates the fire truck McHale's crew uses as a still.
The Boy Scouts of 73
16. The Boy Scouts of 73
December 28, 1965
McHale and his men are thrown in jail as suspects in the theft of Binghamton's ship's clock.
Reunion for PT-73
15. Reunion for PT-73
December 9, 1965
Binghamton suspects McHale is involved in the black market.
The Return of Guiseppe
15. The Return of Guiseppe
December 21, 1965
Binghamton suspects McHale is involved in the black market.
Reunion for PT 73
14. Reunion for PT 73
December 14, 1965
McHale and his men try to convince Binghamton the war is over.
Blitzkrieg at McHale's Beach
13. Blitzkrieg at McHale's Beach
December 7, 1965
Col. Harrigan takes over McHale's beach quarters for his own playground.
The Good Luck Fountain
12. The Good Luck Fountain
November 30, 1965
McHale and his men convince Binghamton he is the victim of an old curse.
The McHale Opera Company
11. The McHale Opera Company
November 23, 1965
Binghamton's operatic debut is disrupted by an air raid.
Vino, Vino, Who's Got the Vino?
10. Vino, Vino, Who's Got the Vino?
November 16, 1965
Binghamton recovers the wine McHale and his men have booby-trapped for the Germans.
A Wine Cellar Is Not a Home
9. A Wine Cellar Is Not a Home
November 9, 1965
McHale and his men fake an enemy attack to save their wine cellar.
Voltafiore Fish-Fry
8. Voltafiore Fish-Fry
November 2, 1965
The mayor of an Italian village forces McHale to use his PT-73 for a fishing expedition.
The Bald-Headed Contessa
7. The Bald-Headed Contessa
October 26, 1965
Binghamton discovers McHale and his men at a party instead of on the hike he ordered them to take.
Piazza Binghamtoni
6. Piazza Binghamtoni
October 19, 1965
Parker is clapped in the brig after he spills spaghetti on Binghamton.
A Nip in Time
5. A Nip in Time
October 12, 1965
Fuji and Parker impersonate a Japanese admiral and his aide to get McHale and his crew away from German...
Guiseppe McHale
4. Guiseppe McHale
October 5, 1965
Parker uses McHale's look-alike cousin to convince Binghamton McHale is suffering from battle fatigue.
Marriage, McHale Style
3. Marriage, McHale Style
September 28, 1965
McHale's crew pressures him into performing a wedding ceremony aboard the PT-73.
The Bathtub Thief
2. The Bathtub Thief
September 21, 1965
Disguised as an Italian family, McHale and his men play host to a German patrol.
War, Italian Style
1. War, Italian Style
September 14, 1965
Binghamton banishes the men of PT-73 to a dismal camp in Italy.
Description

McHale's Navy takes place in World War II on a Pacific Island Base called Taratupa. McHale is the commanding officer of the Naval Ship that is stationed here and he and his men are about to get the surprise of a lifetime. Japanese planes decide to bomb the island virtually destroying every inch of the military base.

When the attack was over it was discovered out of 150 Marines and Naval personnel only 18 had survived. There was virtually no way to make a rescue attempt as the Japanese had the entire region heavily patrolled and so the men had no choice but to hide among the island and survive. They become good friends with the natives and begin to live among them.

After months of living in a state of leisure and not even working on ways to get rid of the Japanese, the men get another surprise. A new executive office parachutes onto the island with new orders for McHale. However, McHale refuses to follow the orders and risk the lives of the men that were left after the attack. The men have grown so accustomed to their living arrangements that they started to fit in with the locals. One man started a laundry service while McHale owned a still and was making moonshine. To make matters worse for the poor executive officer McHale was close friends with the Native Chief.

When it is later learned that a Marine battalion is pinned down on the beach and on the horizon another Japanese attacked lurked McHale began to change his mind. He is ordered to use his ships and protect the Marines but due to the bombing all ships had been sunk. He decided to overrun a Japanese ship and keep the Japanese flag flying so he could get as close as he could to a Japanese Cruiser. Once he was close enough he would then send out two torpedoes to destroy the cruiser and sink it to the bottom.

  • Premiere Date
    October 11, 1962
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (8)