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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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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)

Did You Know?

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 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:
[after Will has spent all night cleaning the latrine, Sgt. King is amazed at how beautiful it is]
Sergeant King:Wait 'til the Captain sees this. Why he inspects this place like it was an operating room where somebody was gonna cut out his heart. Never in your life have you seen such a guy for stickin' his head right down into things.
[looks at the commodes]
Will Stockdale:You figure he'll like what I done?
Sergeant King:He'll be a new man. Will, uh, how would you like to be Permanent Latrine Orderly?
Will Stockdale:Permanent Latrine Orderly?
Sergeant King:P.L.O.
Will Stockdale:Gol-lee!
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Soundtrack:
Gotta Be This or ThatSee 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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