'No Time for Sergeants'
(Andy Griffith, Nick Adams, Murray Hamilton, Don Knotts, Myron McCormick, et al / DVD / NR / (1958) 2010 / Warner Home Video)
Overview: Griffith plays a hillbilly who is drafted into the army where, among other things, he has to wear shoes regularly for the first time. Griffith brings an engaging glee to the role of this likable bumpkin, whose happy-go-lucky demeanor is impervious to insult. Ask him to clean the latrines and he rigs the toilet seats to stand up and salute!
DVD: I enjoy good movies...period. However, I really appreciate a solid comedy probably more than anything else simply because there are so few great ones out of the many, many comedies made. Don't get me wrong, there are a bunch of good comedies out there, one's that have one or two great moments, but to be a true classic there has to be at least one laugh out loud moment and at least several other very clever quips.
To me classic comedies include this, Four Rooms, A Night at the Opera, Duck Soup, Slapshot, Way Out West, Get Shorty, Big Man on Campus, Dr. Strangelove...well, you get the idea if you're a comedy fan.
It absolutely astounds me more people haven't seen this movie. In my opinion, this has the funniest scene in any movie ever. There are several laugh out loud moments in this one scene...almost unheard of and there are a few other gems in the rest of the film as well.
This movie is ridiculous hilarious. I laugh everytime i see it. This has got to be one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. And the part that seals the deal on my last sentence is the scene where Will's dad make him fetch and get that book and read to the recruiter. That is dumb funny!
If you enjoy comedies and have never seen this film, you my friend, are in for the treat of your life. This is the best comedy movie ever made and Andy Griffith performs flawlessly. Why this has not been released on DVD flabbergasts me...it's like putting a cover over the Mona Lisa...why hide a classic? [JJ] This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.