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Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates ... See full summary »

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Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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4 April 1947 (USA)  »

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$1,167,500 (estimated)
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Herbie calls his friend Slicker Smith by his first name in the sequel; in the original, Herbie calls him Smitty. See more »

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Bill Gregory: That's my car, hey Slick, who's racing my car?
Slicker Smith: I don't know, I'll ask Herbie... Herbie? Herbie can't drive!
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A rarity....
25 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

One of the rare sequels that tops the original--of course, I'm one of those who thought the original "Buck Privates" was greatly overrated. Too much singing and dancing and the Andrews sisters for my liking. No such problems here--as aside from a few singing numbers from the service boys, Bud & Lou are given ample opportunity to work their comedic magic.

Also, this was the first film made after Universal Pictures became "Universal-International"--so it's sort of a milestone picture in that regard. And I would add that it was during the period of Universal- International that the Abbott and Costello comedies were becoming very hit or miss.

The story centers around Lou's attachment to a young orphan girl he met in France during the service and his efforts to get her into America and hopefully adopt her. Of course, this development gets Bud & Lou into some sticky and often hilarious situations.

Perhaps the funniest bit of business is a scene that has nothing to do with the central plot--that being the scene where Lou attaches himself to a laundry line and somehow gets caught in a tug of war between an irate husband and Bud.

Overall, this is one of the best of Bud & Lou's "Universal- International" films and a movie fans of the legendary comedy team should enjoy. 8 stars


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