Will Stockdale (Andy Griffith) is a garrulous, innocent hillbilly serving in the Air Force. Crotchety Sergeant King (Myron McCormick) takes an instant dislike to Will and determines to make his life miserable. He orders him to clean latrines, telling him their captain is especially fond of clean latrines. Will makes the latrines sparkle but also blurts out King's comments to the captain. Deciding he must get Will out of his squad, King gives him the answers to a classification test, only to have Will mate the answers with the wrong questions. Later Will is presumed lost when his plane flies into an atomic test. At a ceremony awarding him a posthumous medal, Will blithely turns up. He is given a second medal to keep his mouth shut. Based on Mac Hyman's novel, the military comedy was praised by Brooks Atkinson as "ludicrous, intimate and refreshing."
Myron McCormick,Will Hutchins,Howard Smith,Andy Griffith,Murray Hamilton,Nick Adams
Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale is about to bust with pride. He's been drafted. Will's ready. But is Uncle Sam ready for Will? In No Time for Sergeants, Andy Griffith is certifiably funny in the role that clinched his stardom. Wearing a friendly, wide grin, he ambles into the U.S. Air Force, and lots of folks'll never be the same. They include pint-sized Ben (Nick Adams), big-city bruiser Irvin (Murray Hamilton) and a jittery aptitude tester (Don Knotts). Finally, there's Sgt. Orville King (Myron McCormick), a don't-rock-the-boat old-timer driven crazy by Will's gee-whiz efforts at friendship. Griffith, McCormick and Knotts reprise their winning performances from No Time for Sergeants' smash Broadway run. Breezily directed by the veteran Mervyn LeRoy (Mister Roberts), it's definitely time for entertainment!