Onionhead (1958)

Onionhead (1958)





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In this comedy, set during WWII, a struggling college student decides to join the Coast Guard. After training to become a ship's cook, the recruit is assigned to serve on the U.S.S. Periwinkle. When the young chef falls in love with the older cook's flirtatious girl, trouble brews.
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Andy Griffith
as Alvin Woods
Felicia Farr
as Stella
Walter Matthau
as `Red' Wildoe
Erin O'Brien
as Josephine Hill
Joe Mantell
as `Doc' O'Neal
Ray Danton
as Ens. Dennis Higgins
James Gregory
as The `Skipper'
Joey Bishop
as Gutsell
Roscoe Karns
as `Windy' Woods
Claude Akins
as Poznicki
Ainslie Pryor
as Chief Miller
Sean Garrison
as Yeoman Kaffhamp
Dan Barton
as Ens. Fineberg
Mark Roberts
as Lt. Bennett
Peter Brown
as Clark
Tige Andrews
as Charlie Berger
Karl Lukas
as Agnelli
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Critic Reviews for Onionhead

All Critics (3)

Andy Griffith and the other actors are decent, but the film is verbose, overlong, and lacks sufficient humor to qualify as comedy.

Full Review… | October 21, 2012

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October 21, 2012

Can only achieve sentimental drivel and very little comedy.

Full Review… | August 11, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Onionhead


Andy Griffith plays a much more complex character than that of Will Stockdale in No Time for Sergeants and Felica Farr is quite enticing as Stella.

W. Williams
W. Williams

Without any doubt, Andy Griffith suffers the big TV hangover when it comes to his career beyond Mayberry. He's a much under-appreciated actor to be sure. He and Walter Matthau drinking together and "debating" the cinnamon roll problem makes seeing this one a must all by itself. Don't listen to the negative critics; see this one.

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