No Time for Sergeants
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Every scene is such a crackup in this movie it would be hard to decide which one was the funniest. One that I really liked is where the two MPs are running up the steps of the "Purple Grotto." A typical inter-service fight has broken out inside, which they are there to quell. Stockdale is blissfully walking out down the steps (after his sergeant and a comrade, who is out to do him harm (played by a very young Murray Hamilton, of "Jaws" fame - he was the mayor) have tried to get Stockdale drunk, but with no success. The two MP's ask Stockdale, "Is this the Purple Grotto?" To which he replies "Yes." He then adds, as the MPs are dashing inside, "Now there's two thirsty fellows for ya!" Words can't describe it.
For an old B/W movie, with no nudity scenes and not even a curse word, this production will show everyone what real characterization and movie directing is all about. Six stars in my book.
There is disagreement over the aspect ratio of this release. Some say it was released in 1.85. That may be true, but I still maintain that alteration occurred at some point (because of the noticeable cropping.
Nevertheless, having the movie is better than not having it. Anyone wanting to see a timeless classic, a film that you can watch with your kids, with a script and acting being so good that the humor shines through 50 years after release, OWN THIS NOW.
Update 3 July 2010:
Well this movie is DONE. Warner Home Video just released the DVD, and they changed the aspect ratio to appease the low-end consumers and thus destroyed the movie.
Nice job. I am therefore changing my review to one of HATED IT. Yeah, the movie is one of my favorites, however the last thing I want to do now is encourage anyone to waste their money buying a poor product from Warner.
OK, I guess if you have never ever seen the film, I might say to get it---the movie is a classic. Better yet, Just borrow a copy and save your money.
The handling of this has been a complete disaster. What a shame.
Prior subject (for VHS review): OK, enough already
Who do we need to contact to press for a QUALITY release of this movie on DVD? What is the hold up?
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I bought this DVD to add to my movie collection. It was great to see this movie again.Published 2 days ago by Ken
Excellent video and sound quality, as clear as I've seen on a black & white movie! Fast delivery! Highly recommended seller! 5 Stars!Published 21 days ago by Floyd C. Fox
Hilarious! It's in black and white but it's so funny. We laughed all the way through the movie! We have watched it probably 50+ times.Published 27 days ago by Opq789
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