Andy Griffith
Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith
, Felicia Farr
Felicia Farr
, Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
Norman Taurog


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In his third starring feature, Onionhead, Andy Griffith plays a character somewhere inbetween the bucolic ingenuousness of Will Stockdale in No Time for Sergeants and the hotheaded truculence of Lonesome Rhodes in A Face in the Crowd. Griffith is cast as Al Woods, a college student majoring in girls and parties. When his grades drop and his relationship with girlfriend Jo Hill (Erin O'Brien) sours, Al joins the Coast Guard as assistant cook on the SS Periwinkle, fully expecting to sit out WW2 in peace and quiet. Instead, he runs afoul of navy protocol in general and mess officer Red Wildoe (Walter Matthau) in particular. In or out of trouble, Al remains a stubborn individualist, and it is this quality that attracts him to Wildoe's erstwhile fiancee Stella (Felica Farr). Strong support is provided by Roscoe Karns as Al Woods' crusty father, James Gregory as the skipper of thePeriwinkle, and Joey Bishop is the inevitable Brooklynite.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2014
UPC: 0888574034771
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 29,475

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andy Griffith Al Woods
Felicia Farr Stella
Walter Matthau "Red" Wildoe
Joe Mantell "Doc" O'Neal
Ray Danton Ensign Dennis Higgins
James Gregory the "Skipper"
Joey Bishop Gutsell
Roscoe Karns "Windy" Woods
Claude Akins Poznicki
Ainslie Pryor Chief Miller
Sean Garrison Yeoman Kaffhamp
Dan Barton Ensign Fineberg
Mark Roberts Lt. Bennett
Peter Brown Clark
Tige Andrews Charlie Berger
Karl Lukas Agnelli
Erin O'Brien Jo Hill

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
David Buttolph Score Composer
Nelson Gidding Screenwriter
Ray Heindorf Musical Direction/Supervision
Leo K. Kuter Art Director
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
Jules Schermer Producer
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
William H. Ziegler Editor

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