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No Time for Sergeants (1958)

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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 Sgt. King.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Myron McCormick ...
Nick Adams ...
Pvt. Ben Whitledge
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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 (as James Milhollan)
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Jean Willes ...
WAF Captain
Bartlett Robinson ...
Captain
Henry McCann ...
Lt. Cover
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McKinney
William Fawcett ...
Pa Stockdale
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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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The picture that's winning every medal for mirth! See more »

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27 June 1958 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Blindgänger der Kompanie  »

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Trivia

Sammy Jackson (no relation to Samuel L. Jackson), who would six years later star in short-lived mid-Sixties sitcom version of movie in the Andy Griffith part, appears as an uncredited inductee in a number of scenes. See more »

Goofs

The members of the B-25 crew are dressed in office uniforms consisting of matching shirts and trousers, plus ties. They should have been wearing one-piece nylon flight suits. See more »

Quotes

WAF Captain: [Ben shakes Will. The captain feels something is wong with him as he stares slack-jawed] What's the matter with this guy? Have you been drinking?
Benjamin B. Whitledge: No. No, sir.
Benjamin B. Whitledge: [to Will] Get at attention, Will!
[Ben pulls the stunned Will up by his belt]
WAF Captain: We're sendig this to school?
Benjamin B. Whitledge: Yes, sir... ma'am! If he passes the eye test, he'll be goin' to gunnery school.
WAF Captain: As what? A target?
Benjamin B. Whitledge: Yes, ma'am!
WAF Captain: Let's have no more rowdy-dow. Understand? No more!
Benjamin B. Whitledge: [to Will after the captain walks away] What's the matter with you anyhow? ...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 22 June 1958 (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Spirit of Independence
(uncredited)
Music by Abe Holzmann
Played when Will and Ben slip under the fence and back onto the base
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Is still the best movie ever to tinkle your insides.
23 June 2000 | by (Tupelo, MS) – See all my reviews

I first watched this movie when I was ten years old. I laughed and laughed and laughed. It still makes me laugh after all these years. When Andy, or Will as he was called in the movie, hit that button in the latrine and all them toilet seats flew up at once to salute the general I thought my dad was going to have a stroke he laughed so hard. My father was a private in the airforce and he related to this movie as he was in the airforce during the early 1950's. I lost my father on July 28th, 1999, and my mom in January 2000, but I have very fond happy memories of laughing with my mom & dad while watching this movie. Those memories are priceless. Thank you for those wonderful memories.

Phyllis Amezquita


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