Show Type: Comedy/Drama

First Telecast: September 28, 1959

Last Telecast: September 17, 1962

Broadcast History:

September 1959-September 1962, Monday 10:00-10:30 on CBS


Charles J. "Chick" Hennesey..... Jackie Cooper

Martha Hale..... Abby Dalton

Captain Walter Shafer..... Roscoe Karns

Max Bronski..... Henry Kulky

Harvey Spencer Blair - III..... James Komack

Seaman Shatz..... Arte Johnson

Dr. Dan Wagner (1960-1962)..... Herb Ellis

Dr. Owen King (1960)..... Robert Gist

Pulaski (1960-1962)..... Norman Alden

Mrs. Shafer..... Meg Wyllie


Stationed at a naval base in San Diego, Lt. Chick Hennesey was a young medical officer who treated the base personnel and their families. He worked for crusty Capt. Shafer (who during the course of the series would be promoted to Admiral), and had attractive Martha Hale for an understanding and romantically interested nurse. Their romance blossomed and they became engaged, with the wedding taking place in the episode that aired on May 7, 1962.

The biggest "character" in the entire medical department was Harvey Spencer Blair - III, a young naval dentist whose society background and financial independence grated on all concerned. Blair was always looking for angles and gimmicks, much in the style of Ernie Bilko in The Phil Silvers Show, but, unlike Ernie, fancied himself a real ladies man.