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No Time for Sergeants (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 5 July 1958 (USA)
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 Sergeant King.

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Myron McCormick ...
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Will Hutchins ...
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Maj. Gen. Vernon Pollard
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Maj. Royal B. Demming (as James Milhollan)
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Cpl. John C. Brown
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Captain
Henry McCann ...
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McKinney
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Pa Stockdale
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Base Colonel
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Storyline

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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The funniest play and happiest best-seller is even funnier on the screen! See more »

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Comedy | War

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5 July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blindgänger der Kompanie  »

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Trivia

The play, and then the movie were popular enough to spawn a series of comic books under the same "No Time for Sergeants" title, running from 1958 through the 1964 television series. 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

Maj. Demming: Now then - your father. Living?
Will Stockdale: Yes, sir.
Maj. Demming: Do you get along with him okay?
Will Stockdale: Yes, sir.
Maj. Demming: Does he ever beat you?
Will Stockdale: [laughs] You bet!
Maj. Demming: Hard?
Maj. Demming: And how! Boy, there ain't nobody can beat like my pa can.
Maj. Demming: So this is where the antagonism comes from.
[chuckles]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Damn Funny!
14 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie begrudgingly one day and I was amazed at how funny it was. It caught me completely off guard. The drill sergeant is played to perfection by Myron McCormick, whose life is made miserable by hayseed Griffith. Many very funny vignettes, the bar scene still has me LOL, as does much of the movie. Watch and enjoy.


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