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No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 27 June 1958 (West Germany)
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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Myron McCormick ...
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Pvt. Ben Whitledge
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Irving S. Blanchard
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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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WAF Captain
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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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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)  »

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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

When Will visits his sergeant at night, the sergeant's dog tag keeps changing location on the chain around his neck. This change takes place 5 or 6 times, first when the sergeant is sitting on his bed, then continuing when he stands and accompanies Will to the latrine. See more »

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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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There's a Long, Long Trail
(uncredited)
Music by Zo Elliott
Played when Sgt. King sees that Will and Ben are alive
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Country Boy takes on USAF
28 April 2005 | by (Kirkland, Washington) – See all my reviews

In rebuttal to "Helpless Dancer" of Oklahoma, I would gently point out that the movie IS SUPPOSED to be about a country bumpkin, a very unworldly person who makes his way through the "modern" technically-oriented Air Force. Yes, he does have the comprehension of a barnyard rooster - that's the main gag of the character!! It isn't supposed to represent the president of the high school rocket club.. This movie was a good vehicle for Andy Griffith playing up his "professional country boy" persona. The standout performance for me, however, was Myron McCormick as the Sergeant - what a masterly performance of the exasperated professional Air Force versus the seemingly unbeatable reverse logic of Andy Griffith. McCormick really pulled the movie together for me, taking the role way above a typical sergeant-private adversarial relationship. No, it's not Citizen Kane, nor is it meant to be. It's a fun movie with lots of great characters. Just enjoy it for what it's supposed to be.


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