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No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  27 June 1958 (West Germany)
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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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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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27 June 1958 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Blindgänger der Kompanie  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

The play, and then the movie were popular enough to spawn a series of comic books under the same "No Time for Sergeants" title, running from 1958 through the 1964 television series. 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

Lt. George Bridges: Prepare for landing!
Navigator: This is NOT a Seaplane!
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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 »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Gotta Be This or That
(uncredited)
Music by Sunny Skylar
Played when Will toasts the sergeant at the Purple Grotto
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Wish they still made them like this.
13 June 2001 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

This is a hilarious movie that doesn't have to resort to insulting humor or lewd remarks. Andy Griffith is the naive and innocent Will Stockdale who is drafted into the Air Force. He unintentionally reeks havoc across the barracks and with the drill seargant. I laugh until I almost cry most every time I see this gem of a film. This film was the inspiration for The Andy Griffith Show spinoff Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. A wonderful film that is worth watching again and again.


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