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Seasons:
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Release Date:
20 September 1955 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Sgt. Ernie Bilko is the ultimate con man. He runs the motor pool at a small Kansas US Army Camp. Colonel Hall... See more »
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Awards:
Won 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
George Kennedy See more (22 total) »

Cast

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Phil Silvers ... MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)

Harvey Lembeck ... Cpl. Rocco Barbella / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)

Paul Ford ... Col. John T. Hall / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)

Allan Melvin ... Cpl. Steve Henshaw / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)

Billy Sands ... Pvt. Dino Papparelli (139 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Gosfield ... Pvt. Duane Doberman / ... (138 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bernard Fein ... Pvt. Gomez / ... (137 episodes, 1955-1959)

Herbie Faye ... Cpl. Sam Fender / ... (137 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jack Healy ... Pvt. Mullen (133 episodes, 1955-1959)

Mickey Freeman ... Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman (132 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Brenner ... Pvt. Irving Fleischman / ... (131 episodes, 1955-1959)
Karl Lukas ... Pvt. Stash Kadowski (95 episodes, 1955-1958)

Terry Carter ... Pvt. Sugie Sugarman / ... (91 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jimmy Little ... MSgt. Francis Grover (60 episodes, 1955-1959)
P. Jay Sidney ... Pvt. Palmer (57 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Series Directed by
Al De Caprio (142 episodes, 1955-1959)
Aaron Ruben (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Writing credits
Nat Hiken (142 episodes, 1955-1959)
Terry Ryan (61 episodes, 1955-1959)
Billy Friedberg (42 episodes, 1956-1959)
Arnie Rosen (42 episodes, 1956-1959)
Coleman Jacoby (41 episodes, 1956-1959)
Tony Webster (21 episodes, 1956-1957)
Neil Simon (20 episodes, 1958-1959)
Phil Sharp (18 episodes, 1956-1958)
Barry E. Blitzer (17 episodes, 1955-1956)
Leonard Stern (9 episodes, 1956)
A.J. Russell (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Sydney Zelinka (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arnold M. Auerbach (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harvey Orkin (4 episodes, 1956)
Vin Bogert (2 episodes, 1956-1958)
Aaron Ruben (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Produced by
Edward Montagne .... producer (67 episodes, 1956-1959)
Nat Hiken .... producer (63 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Hank Sylvern (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Miller (125 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ray Sandiford (107 episodes, 1956-1959)
Sy Singer (15 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Jackson (97 episodes, 1956-1959)
Don Gilman (22 episodes, 1955-1956)
Albert Brenner (3 episodes, 1955)
Robert Rowe Paddock (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jack Landau (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bob Kelly .... makeup artist (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Production Management
M. Clay Adams .... production manager (58 episodes, 1955-1957)
Edward Montagne .... production supervisor / unit manager (46 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Art Department
Jack Landau .... settings (1 episode, 1955)
 
Series Sound Department
Jim Shields .... recording engineer (122 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Griffin .... wardrobe (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Music Department
John Strauss .... composer: theme music / music supervisor / ... (142 episodes, 1955-1959)
Carlo Savina .... composer: stock music (79 episodes, 1955-1958)
Umberto Gelassi .... composer: stock music (58 episodes, 1955-1958)
Jack Shaindlin .... composer: stock music (42 episodes, 1955-1958)
Earl Rogers .... vocal music conductor / composer: stock music (3 episodes, 1956)
Hank Sylvern .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Alec Templeton .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Other crew
Kevin Pynes .... assistant to producer / production coordinator / ... (124 episodes, 1955-1959)
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor (65 episodes, 1956-1959)
Nat Hiken .... staged by (54 episodes, 1955-1957)
George Kennedy .... technical advisor (52 episodes, 1956-1959)
Aaron Ruben .... staged by (24 episodes, 1956-1958)
Charles Friedman .... staged by (8 episodes, 1957)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"You'll Never Get Rich" - USA (first episodes title)
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Runtime:
30 min (143 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Never before available but now available on the 1st season 5-DVD set, is the unaired pilot called "You'll Never Get Rich" from Nat Hiken's private collection archives. This never broadcast pilot had the late great Jack Warden in the Allan Melvin role of Cpl. Steve Henshaw. When the real pilot was aired, it was re-titled "The New Recruits" with newcomer Allan Melvin replacing Jack Warden as Cpl. Henshaw. It kept the same storyline of Bilko needing to raise money in order to get in a big poker game. Melvin stayed with the series throughout it's entire run.See more »
Quotes:
MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko:You said "but". I've put the finger on the whole problem. You're a "but" man. Don't say "but". That little word "but" is the difference between success and failure.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
George Kennedy, 31 January 2004
Author: Furb from San Jose, CA, USA

George Kennedy, in addition to doing a bit part(s) as an MP was in the Army and was assigned as the Technical Advisor to the show. Phil Silvers told the story that one day George told him he was getting out of the army and was thinking of trying acting. Phil encouraged him, and, of course, George went on to win an Acadamy Award for Cool Hand Luke.

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