McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
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My Ensign, the Lawyer 

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Tinker is arrested for the theft of Binghamton's printing press, and The Captain taps Parker to be Tinker's Defense Counsel, in a trial which Binghamton, himself, will preside over. Parker ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Lanfield

Writers:

William Raynor (teleplay), Myles Wilder (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ernest Borgnine ... Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale
Joe Flynn ... Captain Wallace B. Binghamton
Tim Conway ... Ensign Charles Parker
Carl Ballantine ... Lester Gruber
Gary Vinson ... George Christopher
Billy Sands ... 'Tinker' Bell
Edson Stroll ... Virgil Edwards
Gavin MacLeod ... Happy
John Wright John Wright ... Willy Moss
Yoshio Yoda Yoshio Yoda ... Fuji Kobiaji
Bob Hastings ... Lt. Elroy Carpenter
Roy Roberts ... Admiral Rogers
Lee Krieger ... Comm. Mathias
Pat Colby Pat Colby ... The 1st Sailor
Tony Franke Tony Franke ... The 2nd Sailor
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Tinker is arrested for the theft of Binghamton's printing press, and The Captain taps Parker to be Tinker's Defense Counsel, in a trial which Binghamton, himself, will preside over. Parker and McHale must then stall the proceedings, while Gruber and The Crew execute a plan to get Tinker off the hook, with a bit of creative evidence-tampering. Written by David C. Bohn

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Comedy | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sto-Rev-Co Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This show was the first filmed for the second season but not shown till show number fourteen. See more »

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At Tinkers trial, when Capt. Binghamton and Adm. Rogers walk in, someone hollers "Attention". The correct call should be "Attention on deck". See more »

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Binghamton gets inked in this nicely done show.
30 October 2014 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

In this episode, Captain Binghamton is impressed with Admiral Roger's printing press and wants to get one for his base. He even asks Rogers if he could borrow his for a few days which was meant with a certain, No. Binghamton had been waiting on one that he ordered to arrive and when the crate arrived, it was empty. Someone had stolen the printing press and the first people Binghamton thought of was McHale's crew.

Sure enough on McHale's island Binghamton catches Tinker working with his printing press. Now Binghamton is going to reside over a court-martial of Tinker and appoints Ensign Parker as his counsel. It looks like a open and shut case.

But hold on, Gruber comes up with a plan where the printing press that Binghamton has as 'Evidence One', might not be admissible in court. It is going to be hijinks on the high seas.

This was a very clever script that was well done by the cast. The writing was good, the situations nicely performed and the interest high. An entertaining show as we head to the middle shows of the second season.


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