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The Mechanical Cook 

Sgt. Childs wants to be a cook in the Air Force, but he keeps getting assigned duties like Hangar Chief. He gets himself assigned to a general's flight so he can show off his kitchen skills, but the general's dietitian has other ideas.

Director:

Christian Nyby

Writers:

Richard English (teleplay), Kenneth Kay (magazine story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Bendix ... USAF Crew Chief
Audrey Totter ... WAF Dietician
Harry Tyler ... General Drew
Bill McLean ... Sgt. Bates (as William McLean)
William Schallert ... Lt. Lawton
Roy Engel ... General Braxton
Renny McEvoy ... Sgt. Oldham
Will J. White ... Capt. Cameron
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Sgt. Childs wants to be a cook in the Air Force, but he keeps getting assigned duties like Hangar Chief. He gets himself assigned to a general's flight so he can show off his kitchen skills, but the general's dietitian has other ideas.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1956 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Meridian Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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And also mechanical sleeper
27 May 2016 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

I nearly fell asleep whilst I watched this episode. Who cares about such a stupid story? Stupid, talkative and without any excitement too. William Bendix is all right, nothing to argue about him, only the topic is corny. But maybe some kind of audiences may appreciate this flat, tepid stuff. Christian Nyby, the director, will probably not be remembered for this junk piece of work. If you have something else important, or not, to do, don't hesitate a second and proceed. OK, you can save the air flight sequences with the cook on the spot, but that's all. Poor Audrey Totter who seems lost in that flight to nowhere except a better cook for Bill Bendix.


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