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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.

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Myron McCormick ...
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Irving S. Blanchard
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Will Hutchins ...
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Maj. Gen. Vernon Pollard
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Maj. Royal B. Demming (as James Milhollan)
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Cpl. John C. Brown
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Henry McCann ...
Lt. Cover
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McKinney
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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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Comedy | War

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5 July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blindgänger der Kompanie  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "N word" is used by Will Stockdale in the Broadway production to describe an African-American officer (played by Ossie Davis in the original cast.) In the film version, the character is changed to a female Lieutenant. 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

[reading from inductee questionnaire]
Benjamin B. Whitledge: You ever had R.O.T.C.?
Will Stockdale: No... , but Irvin did! Close to a year of it. He's so 'ornary I think he still might have a touch of it.
Benjamin B. Whitledge: No, Will. R.O.T.C. ain't a disease, it's trainin'... Reserve, Officer's, Training... ,uh... Corporation!
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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

Followed by No Time for Sergeants (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Caisson Song
(uncredited)
Music by Edmund L. Gruber
Played at the end
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No Idea Andy Griffith was this funny!
3 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Like most everyone on here, I sort of fell into this movie one late night and almost decided to turn it off but after 10 minutes I was hooked! It truly is one of the funniest movies you will ever see.

No rude or insensitive remarks, no cursing..just some of the finest acting and gags ever and that includes Marx Brothers movies. This one is a keeper. You will laugh your booty off when Andy Griffith gets into his hillbilly routine. I had no idea that Andy Taylor of Mayberry was this funny! This movie and "Some Like It Hot" are 2 of the best comedies Hollywood ever produced and not one cuss word or nude scene!!!! See it if you ever get the chance!


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