No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Ray Heindorf
Ray Heindorf
, Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
, Myron McCormick
Myron McCormick
, Nick Adams
Nick Adams
Mervyn LeRoy
No Time for Sergeants

No Time for Sergeants

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Ray Heindorf
Ray Heindorf
, Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
, Myron McCormick
Myron McCormick
, Nick Adams
Nick Adams
Mervyn LeRoy

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Overview

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, na?ve 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2010
UPC: 0883929109951
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Language: English
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 5,583

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Griffith Will Stockdale (Narrator)
Myron McCormick Sgt. King
Nick Adams Ben Whitledge
Will Hutchins Lt. Bridges
Murray Hamilton Irvin Blanchard
Howard Smith Gen. Bush,Gen. Pollard,Announcer
James Millhollin Psychiatrist
Don Knotts Manual Dexterity Corporal
Jean Willes WAF Captain
Bartlett Robinson Captain
Henry McCann Lt. Cover
Dub Taylor Draft Board Man
William Fawcett Pa Stockdale
Raymond Bailey Colonel
Ed Begley Actor
Jamie Farr Lt. Gardella
Bob Stratton Lt. Kendall
Jack Mower Sheriff
Malcolm Atterbury Man With Applications
Peggy Hallack Rosabelle
Sammy Jackson Inductee
Rad Fulton Inductee
Dan Barton Tiger
Francis DeSales Supervising Sergeant
Robert Sherman Oculist
Dick Wessel Infantryman
Thomas Browne Henry Senator,Senator
Tom McKee Charles the Aide
George Neise Baker
Benny Baker Abel
Fred Coby Sentry
Charles Lane Dave (draft board driver)
John Close MP
Mary Scott Cigarette Girl
Margaret Mason Actor

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director,Producer
John Lee Mahin Screenwriter
Louis Lichtenfield Special Effects
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