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No Time for Sergeants [1958] (1 disc)

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Director:Mervyn LeRoy
Writer:John Lee Mahin
Composer:Ray Heindorf
Length:119 minutes
(1 hour 59 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Comedy
  • Family
  • Drama
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Synopsis: 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.


Reaction: Good family fun.


Personal Rating: 8/10

Select Cast and Crew
Mervyn LeRoy => Director
John Lee Mahin => Writer
Ray Heindorf => Composer
Ira Levin => Play
Mac Hyman => Novel
Andy Griffith => Pvt. Will Stockdale
Benny Baker => Capt. Jim Able (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin => Announcer on Loudspeaker (voice) (uncredited)
Bob Stratton => Lt. Kendall (uncredited)
Dan Barton => Tiger (uncredited)
Don Knotts => Cpl. John C. Brown
Dub Taylor => McKinney
Francis De Sales => Sgt. T.C. Payne (uncredited)
Henry McCann => Lt. Cover
Howard Smith => Maj. Gen. Eugene Bush
James Millhollin => Maj. Royal B. Demming (as James Milhollan)
Jamie Farr => Lt. Gardelli - Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Jean Willes => WAF Captain
Murray Hamilton => Irving S. Blanchard
Myron McCormick => Sgt. Orville C. King
Nick Adams => Pvt. Ben Whitledge
Peggy Hallack => Rosabelle McKinney (uncredited)
Robert Sherman => Lt. James Miller (uncredited)
Robert Sherwood => Lieutenant (uncredited)
Robert Shield => Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Sydney Smith => Maj. Gen. Vernon Pollard
Verne Smith => Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Will Hutchins => Lt. George Bridges
William Fawcett => Pa Stockdale

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • 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. 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]. In 2006, Griffith even broke the news of Knotts' passing to the media.
  • Mac Hyman based his all-time best-selling novel on his experiences growing up in Cordele, GA, and as a navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
  • A live TV production starring Andy Griffith had previously been telecast on [The United States Steel Hour] on Tuesday, March 15th, 1955 - {The United States Steel Hour: No Time for Sergeants}.
  • 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.
  • [?] 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.
  • The stage production of No Time for Sergeants by Ira Levin opened at the Alvin Theater in New York on Thursday, October 20th, 1955 and ran for 796 performances. Andy Griffith received a 1956 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor.