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No Time for Sergeants [DVD] [1958]

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  • Release Date: 05/04/2010
  • Rating: NR

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    No Time for Sergeants
    Mac Hyman's hilarious barracks novel No Time for Sergeants was adapted for TV by Ira Levin in 1955, with newcomer Andy Griffith as bumptious Air Force draftee Will Stockdale. This TV version was soon afterward transformed into a Broadway play, and then a movie, again with Griffith in the lead. Brought to the Air Force base in handcuffs because his farmer father has been hiding his draft notices, good-natured Will becomes the target of ridicule for the other transcripts. Especially nasty is Private Irvin (Murray Hamilton), but Will is able to forgive him because he knows that Irvin is suffering from some mysterious disease called ROTC. Will's best pal is hot-headed private Ben (Nick Adams), who wants to be transferred to the Infantry and convinces Will to try for the same goal. Slowly becoming aware that the trusting, naïve Will may prove to be a troublemaker, career sergeant King (Myron McCormick), who wants nothing more out of life than a little peace and quiet, tries to keep Stockdale out of mischief by appointing him "PLO" -- Permanent Latrine Orderly, a dubious distinction in which Will takes enormous pride. Later on, King tries to pull strings to get Will transferred, succeeding only in losing his sergeant's stripes. The story goes off on a zany tangent when Will and Ben find themselves on a crippled plane in flight. They manage to escape with their lives, but all evidence suggests that they've been killed in the plane's crash. Imagine the dismay of newly reinstated Sergeant King when Will and Ben show up in his office -- just as the entire base is gathered for a memorial service for the two "fallen heroes." Featured in a minor role as a "coordination officer" is Griffth's future TV cohort Don Knotts, while Sammy Jackson, who played Stockdale in a 1964 sitcom version of No Time for Sergeants, shows up in an unbilled bit. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Andy Griffith
      Andy Griffith - Will Stockdale (Narrator)
    • Myron McCormick
      Myron McCormick - Sgt. King
    • Nick Adams
      Nick Adams - Ben Whitledge
    • Murray Hamilton
      Murray Hamilton - Irvin Blanchard
    • Will Hutchins
      Will Hutchins - Lt. Bridges

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      This movie is great for the whole family! It is clean, funny, and entertaining. I don't think I stopped laughing through the whole movie! It has some great old names (well old to me anyway). Andy Griffith, Don Kotts, and others. Andy plays Will Stockdale, a "country bumpkin" who is drafted into the Air Force. The whole time he is there he makes a mess of things, but somehow always works out for him. He has a knack for getting into trouble and getting others into trouble too, especially Sgt. King, who wants nothing more that to get away from Stockdale. The whole thing is just a bundle of laughs! If you like the good old shows than I think you will love this one.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A wonderful classic film

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      This movie is one of the most funny films I have ever seen. Even though it is in black and white, it was filmed so well that it doesn't really matter. It will keep you laughing so hard you won't even notice or care that the picture is not in color. Overall, it is truly a classic that all can enjoy.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I very much enjoyed this classic , it was full of


      I had been searching high and low for this Andy Griffith Classic, I had'nt seen it since I was a kid and knew it was full of stars and full of laughs. Thanks for making this an easy and affordeable way to bring this home to me to keep forever..........................

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for all to see!


      If you have never seen this movie, it is a must see for all! this is the movie that started the big time for Andy Griffith.

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