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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
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Mac Hyman based his all-time best-selling novel on his experiences growing up in Cordele, GA, and as a navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II. See more »
The movie has Will and Ben being drafted into the Air Force and seeking transfer into the Army infantry. At the time the movie was made, by law draftees were automatically assigned to the Army for two years (e.g., Elvis); the Air Force has never had to use the draft since it became a separate branch of the service in 1947. The original novel and play that the movie is based on did have Will drafted into the Army during WW II and seeking to transfer to what was then the Army Air Corps, but the film was set in 1958, when interservice transfers were no longer being done. See more »
[reading from inductee questionnaire]
Benjamin B. Whitledge:
You ever had R.O.T.C.?
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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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 movie was hilarious. I think it was almost a precursor to 'Forrest Gump'. Andy Griffith was hilarious as the dim-witted Will...and seeing him working with Don Knotts before "Andy Griffith" was great. That scene was one of the funniest in the movie. > I recommend this movie to everyone. It's great.
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