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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Captain
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

The original Broadway play was produced by noted Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans, later best known as Maurice, Samantha's father, on Bewitched (1964), and as Dr. Zaius in the first two original Planet of the Apes (1968) movies. Evans is credited, during the opening credits of the film "from the play, as presented by Maurice Evans. 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

[reading from inductee questionnaire]
Benjamin B. Whitledge: You ever had R.O.T.C.?
Will Stockdale: 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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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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My Buddy
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Music by Walter Donaldson
Played on the radio in the Gen. Bush's office
Also played when Will lets Ben out of the trunk
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One of the funniest movies I've ever seen.
7 March 2001 | by (Hatfield, pa, usa) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Andy is priceless in the lead role. Being from the south, I appreciate his authentic accent. Nick Adams was surprisingly good as Ben and Murray Hamilton was a wonderfully obnoxious Irvin.


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