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Private Navy Of Sgt. O'Farrell, The (1968)
Starring: Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Dick Sargent, Jeffrey Hunter, Gina Lollobrigida, Mako
Director: Frank Tashlin
Category: Comedy
Studio: Brentwood
92 mins



It only seems fitting that after spending so many years entertaining American troops, that Bob Hope would have enlisted into the Navy, (on film that is) as the title character in The Private Navy Of Sgt. O'Farrell.When a Japanese torpedo hits a cargo ship containing a shipment of beer, Sgt. O'Farrell decides to rescue the beverages and deliver some nurses to the outpost for his men.The troops, however, are more than surprised to receive several male nurses and Phyllis Diller!Diller had worked with Hope before in Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number.Bob turned to collaborator Frank Tashin to co-write and direct the picture.Tashlin, a former cartoonist, had penned The Paleface and Son of Paleface (which he also directed) and several Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin films.The film also features Jeffrey Hunter, who has played everything from Captain Pike on the first episode of Star Trek to Jesus Christ in King of Kings and Dick Sargent of Bewitched.