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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 1 win & 10 nominations See more »
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(34 articles)
User Reviews:
A Genius in the art of TV comedy acting See more (22 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 144)

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

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

Harvey Lembeck ... Cpl. Rocco Barbella / ... (141 episodes, 1955-1959)

Allan Melvin ... Cpl. Steve Henshaw / ... (141 episodes, 1955-1959)

Billy Sands ... Pvt. Dino Papparelli (138 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Gosfield ... Pvt. Duane Doberman / ... (137 episodes, 1955-1959)
Herbie Faye ... Cpl. Sam Fender / ... (137 episodes, 1955-1959)
Bernard Fein ... Pvt. Gomez / ... (136 episodes, 1955-1959)

Mickey Freeman ... Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman (131 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jack Healy ... Pvt. Mullen (131 episodes, 1955-1959)
Maurice Brenner ... Pvt. Irving Fleischman / ... (130 episodes, 1955-1959)
Karl Lukas ... Pvt. Stash Kadowski (94 episodes, 1955-1958)

Terry Carter ... Pvt. Sugie Sugarman / ... (90 episodes, 1955-1959)
Jimmy Little ... MSgt. Francis Grover (60 episodes, 1955-1959)
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Series Directed by
Al De Caprio (135 episodes, 1955-1959)
Aaron Ruben (37 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 (16 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 (61 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Original Music by
Hank Sylvern (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Miller (123 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Film Editing by
Ray Sandiford (103 episodes, 1956-1959)
Sy Singer (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Jackson (97 episodes, 1956-1959)
Don Gilman (18 episodes, 1955-1956)
Albert Brenner (3 episodes, 1955)
Robert Rowe Paddock (2 episodes, 1956)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jack Landau (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bob Kelly .... makeup artist (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Production Management
M. Clay Adams .... production manager (56 episodes, 1955-1957)
Edward Montagne .... production supervisor / unit manager (43 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 (120 episodes, 1955-1959)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Griffin .... wardrobe (31 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ray Sandiford .... film editor (4 episodes, 1956-1958)
Sy Singer .... film editor (2 episodes, 1955)
 
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 / ... (120 episodes, 1955-1959)
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor (65 episodes, 1956-1959)
George Kennedy .... technical advisor (52 episodes, 1956-1959)
Nat Hiken .... staged by (48 episodes, 1955-1957)
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:
Mickey Freeman (Pvt. Fielding Zimmerman), who died on September 21, 2010, was the last surviving star of the series.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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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A Genius in the art of TV comedy acting, 1 June 2003
Author: 3D Phil from Wolverhampton, England

Sargent Ernie Bilko is one of the few American comedy TV characters that I can say is a pure joy to watch, and Phil Silvers plays him to the max, never have a I seen such delivery of quick fire lines that are presented in these classic comedy shows, thank god it's on British TV quite a lot, so I have managed to record most of the episodes, watching these wonderful shows has taken me out of many depressions and put a smile back on my face, I hope that Americans appreciate him, i think that it should be compulsary viewing to all people who need a lift of spirits, God bless you Phil.

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