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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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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 ...
Tagalong
The Jivin' Jacks and Jills ...
Vocal Group
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Harry James
Harry James and His Music Makers ...
The 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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The Hottest Band in All the Land and that Top Trio of Tuneful Treats! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance | War

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12 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Showsoldat James  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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We're in the Army Now
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Sung by Dick Foran as "I'm in the Army Now"
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Hooray for Shemp!
24 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is loaded with stars (Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, even Huntz Hall!), but it is the oldest of the performing Howard brothers, Shemp, who steals the show. He ad libs little comments throughout the film and does a very funny musical number with the Andrews Sisters. One would think that seeing comedian Joe E. Lewis in a film would be a great treat, but he is completely upstaged by Shemp. He does a very funny sketch in a night club with Mary Wickes. This is Shemp at his finest. In addition, you have the Andrews Sisters singing some Vic Mizzy music with "Three Little Sisters".


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