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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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User Reviews:
No Idea Andy Griffith was this funny! 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:
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: Throughout the movie, the lowest ranking personnel are referred to as Privates and Corporals. But when the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 (about 10 years before the time depicted in the movie), the names of the ranks below Staff Sergeant were changed to Airman Basic, Airman Third Class, Airman Second Class, and Airman First Class. The general term Airman is appropriate for all of these, and should have been used instead of Private and Corporal.See more »
Quotes:
Benjamin B. Whitledge:Our post was the tail of the plane and nobody told us to quit it!
Will Stockdale:But the tail was on fire, Ben! Our post was a-quittin' us!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Caisson SongSee more »

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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
No Idea Andy Griffith was this funny!, 3 August 2004
Author: Pat C (popnoff2001@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles

Like most everyone on here, I sort of fell into this movie one late night and almost decided to turn it off but after 10 minutes I was hooked! It truly is one of the funniest movies you will ever see.

No rude or insensitive remarks, no cursing..just some of the finest acting and gags ever and that includes Marx Brothers movies. This one is a keeper. You will laugh your booty off when Andy Griffith gets into his hillbilly routine. I had no idea that Andy Taylor of Mayberry was this funny! This movie and "Some Like It Hot" are 2 of the best comedies Hollywood ever produced and not one cuss word or nude scene!!!! See it if you ever get the chance!

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