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The Wackiest Ship in the Army 

In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jack Warden ...  Major Simon Butcher / ... 29 episodes, 1965-1966
Gary Collins ...  Lt. Rip Riddle 29 episodes, 1965-1966
Mike Kellin ...  C.P.O. Willie Miller / ... 29 episodes, 1965-1966
Mark Slade ...  Radioman Patrick Hollis / ... 29 episodes, 1965-1966
Don Penny ...  Tyler / ... 17 episodes, 1965-1966
Rudy Solari Rudy Solari ...  Gunner's Mate Sherman Nagurski / ... 16 episodes, 1965-1966
Fred Smoot ...  Machinist's Mate Seymour Trivers / ... 14 episodes, 1965-1966
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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese lines. While underway, the ship is commanded by Lieutenant Rip Riddle of the US Navy; while in port, the ship is commanded by Major Simon Butcher of the US Army which leads to many disputes between the two men. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1965 (USA) See more »

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A Escuna do Diabo See more »

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Runtime:

| (29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mike Kellin was the only actor who play the same charactor in both the 1961 movie and the television series of the same name. See more »

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Great Memory of this show
7 April 2014 | by mathguy51See all my reviews

Throwing my two cents in, and giving away my age. I was a young teen when this show came out, and my brother and I loved it. A great mix of humor and serious drama. Writing was very good and the cast was great. My first recollection of Jack Warden, and I was forever after a fan. Definitely didn't stay on long enough. The premise, the writing, and the cast deserved a good 6-8 year run. It would be great if some network would pick this up and make a new version of the show.

As I recall, to maintain their cover, they were typically sailing under another flag, but for the life of me I can't remember what country. Switzerland maybe?

I can still remember the line when an enemy plane flies over, "Prepare to wave and smile!", followed by "Commence waving and smiling!".


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