The film is based on a play inspired by. If you want a movie that has laughter and some good character acting well then, this might be for you. Youtube has some great clips of Andy Griffith playing Will Stockdale that are sure to put a smile on your face. I'm not sure whether the main theme is country bumpkin Will Stockdale's difficulties in adapting to military life or if it's the military's difficulty in dealing with country bumpkin Will Stockdale. Titles like this get posted and listed as Public Domain. Andy Griffith does a really awesome job playing the lead in the movie. In the barracks, our hapless hero meets little Ben Whitledge, a fellow trainee who thinks he deserves a medal simply because his grandfather fought under Stonewall Jackson.
King is summarily reduced to private rank and sent to gunnery school along with Stockdale and Whitledge. . They are declared dead by King, but the officers survive and are to be decorated. His determination to be transferred to the infantry soon spells trouble among generals and sergeants, his fellow service men and, in particular, a military psychiatrist. But even hastily erected barbed wire cannot prevent Uncle Sam from claiming this draftee, and soon Will is on a bus to Fort Thompson, Georgia. Apparently the Andy Griffith spin off Gomer Pile was based on, or heavily inspired by this book. Will, who was obviously not a part of it because he wasn't even hung over! Andy Griffin captured Will's narration and speech.
It's not nearly as good as the rest of the movie and probably had different writers. I found myself reading out loud to hear the dialect. It's been a long time since I read this novel, though I just watched Andy Griffith's movie again. Having been a fan of Andy Griffith fan and Gomer Pyle, etc…I did envision those characters, which made this book all the more enjoyable. His determination to be transferred to the infantry soon spells trouble among generals and sergeants, his fellow service men and, in particular, a military psychiatrist. In exasperation, the sergeant places Stockdale on full-time duty. The whole matter confuses me greatly.
Stockdale takes a manual dexterity test from Corporal John C. The book chronicles the misadventures of a country named Will Stockdale who is drafted into the during and assigned to the. So, while it wasn't an awful book and I felt the author captured Will's speech well, it was too boring for me to finish. Don Knotts as the psychiatrist is a blast. Drunk Infantryman at Purple Grotto uncredited.
One scene was changed from the novel: when Private Will Stockdale sees his first woman officer. Three,Four Stars out of five. Orville King Myron McCormick , a don't-rock-the-boat old-timer driven crazy by Will's gee-whiz efforts at friendship. Although I did enjoy this quick read, watching Andy Griffith play Will on screen was much funnier. Steel Hour March 15th, 1955 Starring: Will Stockdale. This film gets its mileage out of interesting characters and funny writing.
Unlike ' of the Andy Griffith Show spin off of the same name, inspired by No Time for Sergeants , Jackson's Stockdale was no idiot; rather he had an unlimited amount of , which was displayed in various episodes. I saw it with my parents and I remember them laughing so much. Will is naive to the ways of the world, but with enough common sense to land on his feet. The art has been painstakingly reproduced from the originals by a process that has been come to be known as Theakstonization, a process by which the original comics have the color leached out, leaving only the black and white line art, which is then reproduced to appear exactly as it did at the time of original publication. Notes: From the play by Ira Levin, as presented by Maurice Evans; based on the novel by Mac Hyman. In 1958, a film version was released.
When Jackson read that Warner Brothers was going to produce a television version of No Time for Sergeants for he wrote directly to saying that he was the best choice for the role and asked Warner to watch a certain episode of the series as proof. For we see in No Time twhen we are able to laugh at the humorous side of uniform life, we are able to cope with the seriousness and stresses of war, be it hot or cold. I could see how this could become a smash hit of a movie, as that could really play up the humor, but when it comes to the book, I feel like there's hardly a plot and the humor is dulled by the fact that the main character is so dull. I mean, there is some trouble because nobody wants him, but he doesn't realize there's trouble and I really don't care enough about him to care where he ends up. Another interesting aside to this book is that the writers daughter is Gwen Rubio who wrote Icy Sparks, an Oprah bookclub read. They include pint-sized Ben Nick Adams , big-city bruiser Irvin Murray Hamilton and a jittery aptitude tester Don Knotts. I would recommend this to anyone that's wanting escape life for a few minutes and enjoy some good comedy and an interesting story.
However, the drill sergeant's attempts at getting Will drunk fail, with the implication that Will has built up a resistance to intoxication from a lifetime of drinking moonshine whiskey. The E-mail message field is required. Thus begins the desperate efforts of the Air Force to classify this highly unclassifiable mountain boy. I love reading books that This book is a hoot. In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. They begin a barroom brawl with equally drunk infantrymen, but Stockdale leaves and return to the base avoiding the M. One of the stories offered is the original movie adaptation.