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No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 5 July 1958 (USA)
Will Stockdale is a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force and too dumb to realize he's driving everyone around him crazy, no one more than Sergeant King.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Ira Levin (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Pvt. Will Stockdale
Myron McCormick Myron McCormick ... Sgt. Orville C. King
Nick Adams ... Pvt. Ben Whitledge
Murray Hamilton ... Irving S. Blanchard
Howard Smith ... Maj. Gen. Eugene Bush
Will Hutchins ... Lt. George Bridges
Sydney Smith ... Maj. Gen. Vernon Pollard
James Millhollin ... Maj. Royal B. Demming (psychiatrist) (as James Milhollan)
Don Knotts ... Cpl. John C. Brown
Jean Willes ... WAF Captain
Bartlett Robinson ... Captain
Henry McCann Henry McCann ... Lt. Cover
Dub Taylor ... McKinney
William Fawcett ... Pa Stockdale
Raymond Bailey ... Base Colonel
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Storyline

Hillbilly, Will Stockdale, drafted into the United States' Air Force, combines crushing naivety, stubbornness, a completely literal mind, and amazing physical strength. Will the Air Force survive all the numerous experiences? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Boot Camp Will Never Be The Same Again! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Time for Sergeants See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A live television production, starring Andy Griffith had previously been telecast on The United States Steel Hour (1953) on Tuesday, March 15th, 1955, The United States Steel Hour: No Time for Sergeants (1955). See more »

Goofs

Major General Pollard is shown wearing the infantry branch insignia of crossed rifles on his lapels, below the U.S. insignia. When an officer becomes a general officer, he no longer wears branch insignia (i.e. crossed rifles); he wears only the U.S. pins. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Demming: Do you get along alright with your mother?
Will Stockdale: No, sir, I can't hardly say that I do...
Maj. Demming: Oh, I see. She's very strict with you; she's always hovering over you, hmm?
Will Stockdale: No, sir, just the opposite.
Maj. Demming: Oh, she's never there?
Will Stockdale: That's right.
Maj. Demming: And you, uh, you resent this neglect, don't you?
Will Stockdale: Well, no, sir. I don't resent nothin'.
Maj. Demming: Ah, come now, son. Now don't be bashful - that's a common situation. Does, uh, she beat you?
Will Stockdale: Naw!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

During a ceremony to Will Stockdale and Benjamin Whitledge, a radio announcer mentions Operation Prometheus, (that Will Stockdale jumped out of and pulled Ben Whitledge out with him, to parachute to the ground) mentions privates Stockdale and Whitledge's names. Stockdale and Whitledge (in unison) each ask saying their last-name Stockdale and Whitledge? The radio announcer answers back "Yes, Stockdale and Whitledge." See more »


Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Music from "The Anancreontic Song" by John Stafford Smith
Played after the medal presentation in the woods
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
7 March 2001 | by reverySee all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Andy is priceless in the lead role. Being from the south, I appreciate his authentic accent. Nick Adams was surprisingly good as Ben and Murray Hamilton was a wonderfully obnoxious Irvin.


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