United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey and Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.

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Jackie Cooper ...  Lt. Charles 'Chick' Hennesey, MD 95 episodes, 1959-1962
Abby Dalton ...  Lt. Martha Hale, RN / ... 95 episodes, 1959-1962
Roscoe Karns ...  Capt. Walter Shafer / ... 74 episodes, 1959-1962
Henry Kulky ...  Chief Max Bronsky 47 episodes, 1959-1962
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United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey and Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.

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English

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28 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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(96 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Hennesey
by Sonny Burke and Jackie Cooper and his orchestra
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Almost 50 years later, "Hennesey" would still be great
4 April 2007 | by GraustarkSee all my reviews

Everyone on this message board has such specific memories of "Hennesey." All I remember is that it was one terrific program. Apparently it had broad appeal, because I can remember my mother, in her late 40s, and I, in my early 20s, both sitting down to watch it and enjoying it tremendously. Probably Abby Dalton had a lot to do with a young man's attraction to it. I wish it would be brought out on DVD -- I would be first in line to buy it -- or that TV Land would run it. I do remember James Komack as the wacky dentist, and the gravel-voiced Roscoe Karns. I wish I could remember the theme music, since so many here have praised it. One episode does stick in my mind, perhaps because I faced the draft at the time: A young sailor was a draftee, and he caused some kind of trouble, or got into some kind of trouble. That impressed me, because by that time the other armed services were not drafting, except in rare instances of not meeting their recruitment quotas. Draftees all went to the Army.


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