McHale's Navy Ernest Borgnine Tim Conway 1965 Card Signed Autograph Photo
This item is a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2",black and white Fleer card from 1965. The fron of the card features a photo of Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway in an original scene from "McHale's Navy". The back of the card features a "McHale's Navy" joke, a sketch of Tim Conmway,Ernest Borgnine and Joe Flynn ,the #28 and The Fleer logo and date.McHale's Navy was an American television sitcom series. The series ran for 138 half-hour episodes from September 11, 1962 to August 20, 1966 on ABC. The series was filmed in black and white. The show sprang from a one-hour drama called Seven Against the Sea broadcast on April 3, 1962.As was the pilot, the series was set in the Pacific theatre of World War II (in the show's last season the setting was switched to Italy) and focused on the crew of PT-73, again led by Lt. Commander Quinton McHale (Borgnine).The producer of the series, Edward J. Montagne, had had great success with the top-rated series The Phil Silvers Show (1955-59), a military comedy with an opportunistic non-commissioned officer (Sgt. Ernest G. Bilko) and his loyal platoon constantly putting something over on the base commander. The Ernest Borgnine pilot had been dramatic, with overtones of Henry Fonda's introspective Mister Roberts. Producer Montagne essentially turned the project into "Bilko in the Navy," and even recruited some of the Bilko actors and writers. If Borgnine had any misgivings about his show's change of direction, he hid them well enough and happily played straight-man to the superb comics surrounding him.
McHale's second-in-command is Ensign Chuck Parker (Tim Conway), in his career-defining performance as a gentle, na´ve but somewhat gung-ho bumbler who usually succeeded in spite of his own ineptitude.McHale's perpetually frustrated commander is Captain Wallace Burton Binghamton (Joe Flynn), known behind his back as "Old Leadbottom" (nickname he received from a bullet wound to the posterior) and constantly trying to get the goods on "McHale and his pirates." Binghamton's catchphrases were "What in the name of the Blue Pacific" or "What in the name of Halsey" when he saw gambling or native dancing girls on McHale's island. The Fleer card has been autographed on the front by Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway...BOTH CARD AND AUTOGRAPHS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION..................