Saturday, November 28, 2015

Countdown to Christmas: The Day They Captured Santa Claus (McHale's Navy, 1962)

From Season 1 of McHale's Navy:

McHale (Ernest Borgnine) plays Santa for some island orphans, but his annual visit is jeopardized by an invasion attack by the Japanese. Of course, McHale's also playing Robin Hood, having had Gruber (Carl Ballantine) heist some turkeys from the officer's club, angering Capt. Binghamton (Joe Flynn), but Binghamton is forced to help with the rescue mission. After all, it is Christmas.

Here's "The Day They Captured Santa Claus":

Anna Lee (Miss Parfrey) & Bob Hastings (Lt. Carpenter) would work together again several years later on General Hospital, with Miss Lee as the matriarch of the Quartermain clan.

Rating: B+.

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