No Time for Sergeants (1958)

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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 Sergeant King.


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  • Andy Griffith and James Millhollin in No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • Nick Adams and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • Nick Adams and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • Nick Adams in No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • Nick Adams and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958)
  • Jamie Farr and Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958)

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29 November 2003 | the_bike
One of the very best comedies
Movies like this are what they're taking about when they talk of classic comedies. This was the movie version of a Broadway stage hit that ran forever, and anyone who watches this film will readily understand why. Andy Griffith is absolutely perfect as Will Stockdale and Nick Adams, Sergeant King and Don Knotts fit their parts like a glove. They simply don't make many comedies that are as flat out funny as this one. They never did and still don't.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The "N word" is used by Irvin Blanchard in the Broadway production to describe an African-American officer (played by Ossie Davis in the original cast.) In the film version, the character is changed to a WAC Lieutenant.


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.


Goofs

When the General finds out the men are still alive. He comes into the room and asks "Where are the two privates that hold my career in the palm of their hands". But, recruits in the Air Force would be known as recruits or airmen. But, private is a rank only used in the Army and U.S. Marines. There were privates in the Army-Air Corps. But, the Army-Air Corps was changed to the U.S. Air Force in 1947. And the Air Force organized their own rank structure.


Crazy Credits

During a ceremony to Will Stockdale and Benjamin Whitledge, a radio announcer mentions Operation Prometheus, (that Will Stockdale jumped out of and pulled Ben Whitledge out with him, to parachute to the ground) mentions privates Stockdale and Whitledge's names. Stockdale and Whitledge (in unison) each ask saying their last-name Stockdale and Whitledge? The radio announcer answers back "Yes, Stockdale and Whitledge."


Soundtracks

When My Dream Boat Comes Home
(uncredited)
Written by
Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
First tune played at the Purple Grotto

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Comedy | War

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