No Time for Sergeants
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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… More
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"Even today, more than 50 years after No Time for Sergeants was made, the film works as a comedy. Bottom line, it made me laugh."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"...a lamentably uneven piece of work that's rarely as compelling as its star's magnetic performance."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"No Time For Sergeants is ripe for re-discovery by a new generation, and ripe for re-visiting by those who remember it fondly."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
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