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No Time for Sergeants
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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:
Is still the best movie ever to tinkle your insides. See more (53 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)
Alphonso DuBois ... Club Patron (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)
 
Location Management
John Veitch .... location manager (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)
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 | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate no. 18477) | West Germany:12 (nf) (heavily cut)

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Trivia:
This was Don Knotts' film debut. He met Andy Griffith when Knotts had a small part in Broadway's "No Time For Sergeants". Griffith remembered Knotts when he was looking for someone to play bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960). The two formed a lifelong friendship. After Knotts left Andy Griffith Show, he later made guest appearances on it and another Andy Griffith TV series, "Matlock" (1986). In 2006, Griffith even broke the news of Knotts' passing to the media.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:
Maj. Demming:I think that I would rather live in the rottenest pig sty in Tennessee or Alabama than the fanciest mansion in all of Georgia. How about that?
Will Stockdale:Well, sir... I think where you wanna live is your business.
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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Is still the best movie ever to tinkle your insides., 23 June 2000
Author: pamezquita (pamezquita@aol.com) from Tupelo, MS

I first watched this movie when I was ten years old. I laughed and laughed and laughed. It still makes me laugh after all these years. When Andy, or Will as he was called in the movie, hit that button in the latrine and all them toilet seats flew up at once to salute the general I thought my dad was going to have a stroke he laughed so hard. My father was a private in the airforce and he related to this movie as he was in the airforce during the early 1950's. I lost my father on July 28th, 1999, and my mom in January 2000, but I have very fond happy memories of laughing with my mom & dad while watching this movie. Those memories are priceless. Thank you for those wonderful memories.

Phyllis Amezquita

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