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No Time for Sergeants -- Andy Griffith ("Matlock," "The Andy Griffith Show") and Myron McCormick repeat their roles from Ira Levin's hit Broadway play. It's peacetime in the Army.

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Director:
Writers:
John Lee Mahin (screenplay)
Ira Levin (play)
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Release Date:
27 June 1958 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The funniest play and happiest best-seller is even funnier on the screen! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
No Time for Sergeants is my FAVORITE movie of all times! See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Andy Griffith ... Pvt. Will Stockdale
Myron McCormick ... Sgt. Orville C. King
Nick Adams ... Pvt. Ben Whitledge

Murray Hamilton ... Irving S. Blanchard
Howard Smith ... Maj. Gen. Eugene Bush
Will Hutchins ... Lt. George Bridges
Sydney Smith ... Maj. Gen. Vernon Pollard
James Millhollin ... Maj. Royal B. Demming (as James Milhollan)

Don Knotts ... Cpl. John C. Brown
Jean Willes ... WAF Captain
Bartlett Robinson ... Captain
Henry McCann ... Lt. Cover

Dub Taylor ... McKinney
William Fawcett ... Pa Stockdale

Raymond Bailey ... Base Colonel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Browne Henry ... Senator (unconfirmed)

Malcolm Atterbury ... Bus Driver with Applications (uncredited)
Benny Baker ... Capt. Jim Able (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer on Loudspeaker (voice) (uncredited)
Dan Barton ... Tiger (uncredited)
John Bradford ... Radio Sergeant (uncredited)

Peter Brown ... Radio Disc Jockey (voice) (uncredited)
Wade Cagle ... Inductee (uncredited)
John Caler ... Inductee (uncredited)
David Carlile ... Inductee (uncredited)
Robert Christopher ... Reporter (uncredited)
Donald R. Clark ... Guitar-Playing Inductee (uncredited)
John Close ... Military Policeman (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Sentry (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Soldier in Bar Brawl (uncredited)
Francis De Sales ... Sgt. T.C. Payne (uncredited)

Jamie Farr ... Lt. Gardelli - Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Paul Hahn ... Corporal (uncredited)
Peggy Hallack ... Rosabelle McKinney (uncredited)
Robert Hover ... Inductee (uncredited)
Clark Howat ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sammy Jackson ... Inductee (uncredited)
Jack Mann ... Psychiatrist Corporal (uncredited)
Tom McKee ... Charles - Bush's Aide (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Sailor in Bar (uncredited)
George N. Neise ... Baker - Bush's Aide (uncredited)
Sarah Padden ... Sgt. King's Mother (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... Bartender in Bar Brawl (uncredited)
Mary Scott ... Purple Grotto Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Robert Sherman ... Lt. James Miller (uncredited)
Robert Sherwood ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Robert Shield ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Verne Smith ... Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Bob Stratton ... Lt. Kendall (uncredited)
John Truax ... Driver (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Fighter in Bar Scene (uncredited)
Dick Wessel ... Drunk Infantryman at Purple Grotto (uncredited)

James Westmoreland ... Inductee (uncredited)
Albert 'Ace' Williams ... Sentry (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
 
Writing credits
John Lee Mahin (screenplay)

Ira Levin (play)

Mac Hyman (novel)

Produced by
Mervyn LeRoy .... producer
Alex Segal .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf 
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson 
 
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Brown 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Newt Jones .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dick Moder .... assistant director
Gil Kissel .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Weldon H. Patterson .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
Walter Feldman .... sound editor (uncredited)
Arthur H. Pullen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Paul Reuting .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Lichtenfield .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vic Vallejo .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... conductor
David Buttolph .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Albert 'Ace' Williams .... technical advisor (as M/Sgt. Albert [Ace] Williams USAF [ret.])
Meta Rebner .... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Veitch .... location manager (uncredited)
Al Yanks .... animal trainer (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate no. 18477)

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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:
Factual errors: 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:
[Will and Ben are waiting in the General's office and hear the ceremony over the P.A]
Voice of announcer:General Bush has just taken his place on the reviewing stand. And now the four lieutenants who braved the atomic blast and will receive the air medal are bravely mounting the platform.
Benjamin B. Whitledge:The lieutenants? They're alive! They're gettin' medals! They're heroes!
Will Stockdale:Gollee!
Benjamin B. Whitledge:If we'd a stayed on the plane, we'd been heroes.
Voice of announcer:It is a solemn moment, ladies and gentlemen. The many visiting dignitaries standing at attention; the flag at half-mast in honor of the two men who gave their lives in Operation Prometheus: Privates Stockdale and Whitledge.
Benjamin B. Whitledge, Will Stockdale:[together, in unison] Stockdale and Whitledge?
Voice of announcer:Yes, Stockdale and Whitledge... names that will live as long as men are free.
Will Stockdale:We are heroes, Ben!
Benjamin B. Whitledge:But we ain't dead!
[...]
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Soundtrack:
When My Dream Boat Comes HomeSee more »

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
No Time for Sergeants is my FAVORITE movie of all times!, 17 September 2002
Author: (dwlynn) from Atlatna, GA

I remember seeing it as a little girl and still try to watch it every time it airs. I even have it on tape. It is simple, clean, and hilarious. I love it because it makes me laugh each and every time I see it and it never gets old to me. The people that play the characters are perfect for their parts. Andy Griffith is a real southern man playing a simple southerner and he is superb! No one else could have done Will Stockdale better. I love his description of his first days in military service ("mashin' our tongues down with popsicle sticks...wompin' our knees with little rubber hammers.."); his duty as PLO - Permanent Latrine Orderly - to glean a favor from the Captain ("it was my aim to get it clean as that room where they gonna cut out yor heart"); buddy Ben; getting class-i-fied; Sgt. King "the best danged Sergeant in the whole danged Air Force"; and finally being a hero "air man".

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