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The Adventures of a Rookie (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | August 1943 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

William Bowers (original story and adaptation), M. Coates Webster (original story and adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wally Brown ... Jerry Miles
Alan Carney ... Mike Strager
Richard Martin ... Bob Prescott
Erford Gage Erford Gage ... Sgt. Burke
Margaret Landry Margaret Landry ... Peggy Linden
Patti Brill Patti Brill ... Patsy - Party Guest
Rita Corday ... Ruth - Party Guest
Robert Andersen ... Sgt. Wilson
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Storyline

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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A terrific new comedy twosome in a riot of laughs, gags and gals! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aventuras de um Recruta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Jerry Miles: You ought to diet.
Mike Strager: No, I like it this color.
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Connections

Followed by Rookies in Burma (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

You're in the Army Now
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
In the score often throughout the movie
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RKO's A&C
30 July 2004 | by lzf0See all my reviews

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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