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Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  12 June 1942 (USA)
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Andrews Sisters
Dick Foran ...
Lon Prentice
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Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Ernest Truex ...
Col. Elias Weatherford
Jennifer Holt ...
Joyce Mason
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Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel
Richard Davies ...
Lt. Howard Mason
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Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss
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Donny
Peggy Ryan ...
Peggy
Huntz Hall ...
Cpl. Anemic
Susan Levine ...
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The Jivin' Jacks and Jills ...
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Harry James and His Music Makers ...
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James drafted, and joining him is the band's lead vocalist Lon Prentice (Dick Foran), who doesn't believe that Army training and regulations are necessary for anyone of his skill and fame. Shemp Howard steals the film whenever James and the Andrews aren't performing. As Sgt. Snavely, he's effectively teamed with Mary Wickes as his shrewish fiancée, trying desperately to keep her away from the attentions of nightclub comic and USO performer Lancelot Pringle McBiff (Joe E. Lewis). Shemp also has the opportunity to clown onstage with the Andrews Sisters during a musical finale, as they perform Don't Sit Under the Appletree. Arguably, Shemp's best solo feature film credit. Written by ThreeStooges.net

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IT JUMPS! IT JIVES! It rocks with red hot rhythm! (original poster) See more »

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Concerto for Trumpet
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The Andrews Sisters as ever was
3 July 2001 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

The cardboard comedy and the pencilled-in plot scarcely have a moment to bore you before the next musical number comes along. Some numbers are better than others-- unfortunately, the title song has not aged well-- but the Andrews Sisters make the movie worthwhile. And Harry James reminds us that he wasn't *only* Betty Grable's husband...


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