Bud and Lou enlist in the army in order to escape being hauled off to jail, and soon find themselves in basic training. To their dismay, the company's drill instructor is none other than ... See full summary »
During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.
After his girlfriend Jo refuses to make a commitment to their relationship, Al Woods decides to enlist and finds himself in the US Coast Guard. He makes it through basic training but a ... See full summary »
Will Stockdale is an innocent soldier who doesn't always get sarcasm and takes things literally. His best friend at Oliver Air Base is Ben and together they are usually on the wrong side of... See full summary »
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
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While not strictly speaking the same story, the concept of Gomer Pyle: USMC (1964) was a very close copy of the situation depicted in this film, although No Time for Sergeants (both the movie and the TV show) was set in the Air Force, Gomer Pyle was set in the Marines, and of course, Gomer Pyle was a spin off from The Andy Griffith Show (1960). Interestingly, Pyle premiered in 1964, the same year as the television series of No Time for Sergeants (1964), and while the Sergeants television series was a major flop, canceled before the end of the first season, Pyle was a major hit, running from 1964-1969. See more »
In the bar scene Will has a glass of booze in front of him. It keeps changing from full to 1/2 full as the camera angle changes. See more »
[Will and Ben have made it back to the base and see the troops massed on the field]
How 'bout that. It's some kind of real big ceremony.
Benjamin B. Whitledge:
Look... the flag - it's at half-mast. It's a funeral ceremony, that's what it is! Lt. Bridges and them others they didn't get out of the plane. Now we got that on our heads, too.
Aw, now, Ben, they warn't so easy-going they wouldn't know they was on fire!
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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 »
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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