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It's World War II Andy Griffith is a college student who isn't doing well with his classes or his girlfriend so he joins the Coast Guard and assigned kitchen duty on the USS Periwinkle.

Starring:
Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr
Runtime:
1 hour 51 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Norman Taurog
Starring Andy Griffith, Felicia Farr
Supporting actors Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien, Joe Mantell, Ray Danton, James Gregory, Joey Bishop, Roscoe Karns, Claude Akins, Ainslie Pryor, Sean Garrison, Dan Barton, Mark Roberts, Peter Brown, Tige Andrews, Karl Lukas, Morris Erby, Byron Foulger, Bill White Jr.
Studio Warner Bros.
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By HAL(DOC)WILLIS JR,USCG(RET) on March 19, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This classic had me rolling in laughter. I am a retired coastie and it brought back some wonderful memories. I could never have a cinnamon roll again without thinking of this movie and two great actors. Walter Mathau as a veteran cook with a drinking problem and Andy Griffin as his understudy and protector is superb casting. The movie gives a small sample of the Coast Guard's entry and roll at sea, at the start of WWII. I can't wait to acquire a new copy on tape. The first time I viewed this was on a Cutter at sea in the Atlantic. The whole crew loved it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ray F. Longaker Jr. on February 2, 2009
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Good Andy Griffith movie. Holliweird misrepresented the movie as a comedy, however it is one of a very few U.S. Coast Guard movies. Another unusual feature about the movie is there is a moral to the story and the main character owns up to his mistakes and takes responsibility.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Action Guy on April 4, 2013
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This is really a great classic that holds up to today's standards. Wow, what a great film. I really Loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David J. Lis on January 21, 2013
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This video was a gift to a dear friend who is a retired Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer. It was a movie that cativated him as a young man, and he continues to enjoy watching it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Young on November 20, 2012
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We absolutely loved this movie! A great mix of humor and re-evaluation of simple human values: love, friendship, loyalty. Highly recommend it!!!
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This sequel to "No Time For Seargents" is a typical Warner Brothers archives offering. The exterior packaging is OK, but there is no scene selection,language or closed captioning options. This 1958 black & white film runs 110 min., with no restoration. The quality of the transfer is decent overall, considering the age of the film, with good contrast and some slight imperfections. The audio is also good.

Andy Griffith is perfect for the starring role, supported by a fine cast of recognizable actors like Felicia Farr, Walter Matthua, Ray Danton, Claude Akins, and Joey Bishop, to name just a few. His typically laid-back country style of humor, wit, acuity, and sense of "fair play" are what makes this comedy about military life aboard ship work; he also gets to demonstrate his serious dramatic skills, which some have a tendency to overlook. Although it is not as funny, as "NTFS" it has some downright hysterical sequences in it, especially in the galley. If you liked "NTFS" you will probably enjoy this one as well. So, sit back, relax, laugh, and have a good time with Andy and the rest of the crew.
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By S. Hockaday on June 23, 2014
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This movie was recommended to me by a friend. If you are a huge Andy Griffin fan then you will love this movie! I recommend it highly.
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