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McHale's Navy (1964)

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McHale's Navy (1964)
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Theatrical release poster
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Directed by Edward Montagne
Release Date 1964
Studio Universal Pictures
Distributor Universal Pictures, Shout! Factory
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale Ernest Borgnine
Ensign Charles Parker Tim Conway
Capt. Wallace Burton Binghamton Joe Flynn
Lt. LeRoy Carpenter Bob Hastings
Quartermaster George Christopher (Christy) Gary Vinson
Radioman Willy Moss John Wright
Torpedoman Lester Gruber Carl Ballantine
Motor Machinist Mate Harrison "Tinker" Bell Billy Sands
Gunner's Mate Virgil Edwards Edson Stroll
Seaman Joseph "Happy" Hanes Gavin MacLeod

The following weapons were used in the film McHale's Navy:

Colt 1911A1

Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (Ernest Borgnine) and Ensign Charles Parker (Tim Conway) use 1911A1s.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
Lt. Cmdr. McHale (right) holds his M1911A1 at the ready.
Ensign Parker guards the PT-73 with his M1911A1.

Colt Official Police

The Chief de Gendarmes (Marcel Hillaire) carries a Colt Official Police as his duty pistol.

Colt Official Police with 4" barrel - .38 Special.
The Chief de Gendarmes holds his duty pistol aloft.
The Chief de Gendarmes fires his duty pistol to signal the start of a horse race.


Ensign Charles Parker carries a M1928A1 Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round box magazine - .45 ACP.
Ensign Parker is ready for jungle combat with his M1928A1 Thompson.
Ensign Parker kicks open the door of a hut while holding his M1928A1 Thompson.
Ensign Parker enters the hut with his M1928A1 Thompson at the ready.

M1 Carbine

Quartermaster George Christopher "Christy" (Gary Vinson), Torpedoman Lester Gruber (Carl Ballantine), Motor Machinist Mate Harrison "Tinker" Bell (Billy Sands), Gunner's Mate Virgil Edwards (Edson Stroll) and Seaman Joseph "Happy" Hanes (Gavin MacLeod) are armed with M1 Carbines.

WWII-era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine.
Christy holds an M1 Carbine while discussing the situation with Lt. Cmdr. McHale. The barrel of the carbine has shiny finish near the muzzle and dull finish near the fore grip, indicating it is a Korean War-era M1 with the bayonet lug removed, to simulate a WWII-era M1, which had no bayonet lug.
Tinker (left), Happy (behind Tinker) and Gruber (in the lead) move cautiously with their M1 Carbines at the ready.
Happy (left), Gruber (second from left) and Virgil (in the rear) move cautiously with their M1 Carbines at the ready.

Browning M2

Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale and Ensign Charles Parker use Browning M2 Aircraft machineguns mounted on the deck of the PT-73.

Browning M2 Aircraft - .50 BMG.
Lt. Cmdr. McHale is ready to fire the M2 Browning.
Ensign Parker attempts to locate the target.
Ensign Parker fires the M2 at an approaching aircraft.

Deck Gun

Imperial Japanese Navy sailors crew a gun mounted on the tower deck of a submarine.

Japanese sailors prepare to fire.
Japanese sailors fire the gun.

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