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No Time for Sergeants -- Andy Griffith stars as a naïve, stubborn, Georgia farm boy with acompletely literal mind who thwarts the best attempts of a peacetime AirForce to indoctrinate him into the military.


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John Lee Mahin (screenplay)
Ira Levin (play)
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Release Date:
27 June 1958 (West Germany) See more »
The funniest play and happiest best-seller is even funnier on the screen! See more »
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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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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119 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate no. 18477) | West Germany:12 (nf) (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

Andy Griffith was nominated for the 1956 Tony Award for Best-Supporting or Features Actor in a Comedy and Drama for "No Time for Sergeants" as Private, Will Stockdale and played the role in the stage, television and movie productions.See more »
Continuity: When Will visits his sergeant at night, the sergeant's dog tag keeps changing location on the chain around his neck. This change takes place 5 or 6 times, first when the sergeant is sitting on his bed, then continuing when he stands and accompanies Will to the latrine.See more »
[Will and Ben have made it back to the base and see the troops massed on the field]
Will Stockdale:How 'bout that. It's some kind of real big ceremony.
Benjamin B. Whitledge:Look... the flag - it's at half-mast. It's a funeral ceremony, that's what it is! Lt. Bridges and them others they didn't get out of the plane. Now we got that on our heads, too.
Will Stockdale:Aw, now, Ben, they warn't so easy-going they wouldn't know they was on fire!
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Very funny!!, 30 January 2003
Author: Snoopy1 from Watertown, MA

This movie was hilarious. I think it was almost a precursor to 'Forrest Gump'. Andy Griffith was hilarious as the dim-witted Will...and seeing him working with Don Knotts before "Andy Griffith" was great. That scene was one of the funniest in the movie. > I recommend this movie to everyone. It's great.

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