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The Phil Silvers Show

The Phil Silvers Show

Classic military comedy set on the fictional Army base of Fort Baxter in Kansas and starred Phil Silvers as Sgt. Ernest Bilko, a fast-talking sharpster who would do anything to make an extra buck. Paul Ford co-starred as Colonel Hall, Bilko's harried commanding officer who often found himself stuck in the middle of Bilko's schemes.

Episode Info

Final: 4x37 -- Bilko Goes Civilian (Jun/24/1959)

Phil SilversPhil Silvers
As Sergeant Ernest Bilko
Paul FordPaul Ford
As Colonel John Hall
Maurice GosfieldMaurice Gosfield
As Private Duane Doberman
Allan MelvinAllan Melvin
As Corporal Henshaw
Harvey LembeckHarvey Lembeck
As Corporal Rocco Barbella


Reviews: 2
Highly UnrealisticRating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

This is a show that I never cared for. I guess the reason why is the fact every member of the cast is between the ages of 40-58. There is no way the Navy would have recruited or accept enlistment for anyone that old, be it war or peace time. The comedy in the program was fine. The cast consisted of a number of great comic actors. Still in comparison, I prefer Hogan's Heroes to The Phil Sivers Show, aka Sgt. Bilko. Read more

Review posted on Saturday, May 5th 2007 at 5:36 pm

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Creator: Nat Hiken
Producer: Nat Hiken
Set Decorator: Jack Landau
Director of Photography: William J. Miller
Production Supervisor: Edward Montagne
Art Director: Don Gilman, Richard Jackson (1)
Production Manager: M. Clay Adams
Film Editor: Ray Sandiford, Sy Singer
Assistant Director: Peter R. Scoppa

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Recurring Guests

Larry Storch as Eddie - the Crying Sailor (2 eps)
Al Lewis (1) as Mike (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 20, 1955
Ended: September 11, 1959
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