Audio Vault: NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies Opening (2/6/1968)

Here’s audio from the opening credits to the February 6th, 1968 installment of NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies, which featured the 1965 movie McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force:

McHale’s Navy aired on ABC for four seasons and 138 episodes between October 1962 and April 1966. While still in production, the sitcom spawned two feature films. The first, McHale’s Navy, hit theaters in June 1964. The second, McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force, premiered in July 1965.

McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force made its network television debut as part of NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies on February 1968. A voiceover during the opening credits lists the title of the movie and two of the stars. Ernest Borgnine does not appear in the movie, which is why his name is not listed during the opening credits.

Here’s a transcript:

NBC presents Tuesday Night at the Movies, the television series which, each week, brings you the finest in recent motion pictures. Tonight: McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force. Starring Joe Flynn and Tim Conway.

I apologize for the quality of the audio, which was recorded on reel-to-reel audio tape by a relative of mine using a microphone held up to a television speaker.

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 1968
Network: NBC
Station: Unknown

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6 Replies to “Audio Vault: NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies Opening (2/6/1968)”

  1. I don’t know why Borgnine didn’t appear…heaven knows he could have used the money after Ethel Merman got a sizable payoff for their month-long marriage.

    1. Oops! Correction: the network TV premiere of 1964 movie version of McHale’s Navy occurred on the November 28, 1967 installment of The NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies.

  2. Sounds like Donald Rickles on voiceover. He was part of the NBC Burbank announcing pool who also did local booth work for KNBC (Channel 4) in Los Angeles.

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