Two bumbling GIs manage to get themselves invited to a dinner party at a boarding house "for women only". When the cook comes down with scarlet fever, the authorities quarantine the house ... See full summary »
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The 2nd in a series of films, produced by Jack Goldberg and Arthur Leonard, made primarily for the 684 theatres (in 1947) that catered exclusively to Black audiences that were kept out, or ... See full summary »
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Two bumbling GIs manage to get themselves invited to a dinner party at a boarding house "for women only". When the cook comes down with scarlet fever, the authorities quarantine the house and the pair find themselves locked up in a house full of attractive women. Written by
Following fine supporting roles in "Step Lively", RKO decided to push Wally Brown and Alan Carney as their answer to Abbott and Costello. Brown and Carney were a comedy team created by RKO. Their success together is pure luck. Brown was to be the "Abbott" character, with Carney as "Costello". But Brown and Carney have personalities of their own. Wally Brown is an unsuccessful con man who can sing a little. Carney, who uses the catch phrase "You don't like me", is a rubber faced impressionist. Brown is high energy, while Carney is lethargic. However, Brown does not try to take advantage of Carney. They are on the same side doing battle with the rest of the world. "Adventures of a Rookie" and its sequal "Rookies in Burma" are "Buck Privates" rip offs. RKO was not the only studio trying to cash in on the success of "Buck Privates". Fox attempted to do this by redefining Laurel and Hardy in "Great Guns" and Warners put together the unlikely team of Phil Silvers and Jimmy Durante for "You're in the Army Now". I can't blame the studios. "Buck Privates" was a huge hit. Why not cash in on that? The "Rookies" pictures are only for die hard comedy fans who wish to see another turn on Abbott and Costello.
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