Warner Brothers continues to release some awesome vintage films, and last week I received a screener copy of ‘No Time For Sergeants,’ available on DVD May 4, 2010.
I wasn’t around when the film was originally released in 1958, but I’ve seen it on TV and it’s hilarious. The movie was sort of a preamble to ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ which aired from 1960 to 1968 and also starred Andy Griffith and Don Knotts.
Andy plays Georgia farm boy Will Stockdale, who’s been drafted into the Air Force and manages to drive everyone crazy in the process, including Sgt. Orville King (Myron McCormick), a straight-shootin’ old timer who can’t jump onboard Will’s gee-willeckers efforts at friendship.
More after the jump, including a couple of clips…
Also in the cast is Nick Adams as pint-sized Ben, Murray Hamilton as big-city bruiser Irvin, and Don Knotts as a jittery aptitude tester. Jittery was his middle name.
If you haven’t seen this classic yet, now is the perfect opportunity. It’s just $12.50 on Amazon, and it’s hands down one of the funniest movies ever made. Plus, it’s good clean fun for the whole family – you can’t say that about a lot of the films made today.