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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 »
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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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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:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:Btl | USA:Approved (certificate no. 18477)

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Trivia:
While not strictly speaking the same story, the concept of "Gomer Pyle: USMC" (1964) was a very close copy of the situation depicted in this film, although No Time for Sergeants (both the movie and the TV show) was set in the Air Force, Gomer Pyle was set in the Marines, and of course, Gomer Pyle was a spin off from "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960). Interestingly, Pyle premiered in 1964, the same year as the television series of "No Time for Sergeants" (1964), and while the Sergeants television series was a major flop, canceled before the end of the first season, Pyle was a major hit, running from 1964-1969.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Maj. Demming:Do you get along alright with your mother?
Will Stockdale:No, sir, I can't hardly say that I do...
Maj. Demming:Oh, I see. She's very strict with you; she's always hovering over you, hmm?
Will Stockdale:No, sir, just the opposite.
Maj. Demming:Oh, she's never there?
Will Stockdale:That's right.
Maj. Demming:And you, uh, you resent this neglect, don't you?
Will Stockdale:Well, no, sir. I don't resent nothin'.
Maj. Demming:Ah, come now, son. Now don't be bashful - that's a common situation. Does, uh, she beat you?
Will Stockdale:Naw!
[...]
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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Damn Funny!, 14 May 2001
Author: wbhickok (wbhickok@hotmail.com) from San Diego USA

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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