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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Wonderful guys who won a medal for strictly nothing -- and win a Laugh for strictly everything they do!
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Did You Know?
The original Broadway play was produced by noted Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans
, later known for the role of Maurice, Samantha's father, on Bewitched
(1964), and as Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes
(1968) and Beneath the Planet of the Apes
(1970). Evans is acknowledged, during the opening credits of the film, with the statement "from the play, as presented by Maurice Evans". See more
Behind the movie's credits is a set of Army sergeant chevrons. But all the sergeants in the movie are Air Force. See more
Benjamin B. Whitledge
Our post was the tail of the plane and nobody told us to quit it!
But the tail was on fire, Ben! Our post was a-quittin' us!
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
The Caisson Song
Music by Edmund L. Gruber
Played at the end See more