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 ...
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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
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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