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Buck Privates Come Home (1947)

Approved | | Action, Comedy, Family | 4 April 1947 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Charles Barton (as Charles T. Barton)

Writers:

John Grant (screenplay), Frederic I. Rinaldo (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Corporal Slicker Smith
Lou Costello ... Private Herbie Brown
Tom Brown ... Bill Gregory
Joan Shawlee ... Sylvia Hunter (as Joan Fulton)
Nat Pendleton ... Sergeant Collins
Beverly Simmons Beverly Simmons ... Yvonne (Evie) Lebru
Don Porter ... Captain Christie
Donald MacBride ... Police Captain
Don Beddoe ... Mr. Roberts
Charles Trowbridge ... Mr. Quince
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Appleby
Joe Kirk Joe Kirk ... Real Estate Salesman
Knox Manning ... Commentator
Milburn Stone ... Announcer
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Storyline

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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THEY'RE DIZZIES IN CIVIVIES! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buck Privates Return See more »

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Budget:

$1,167,500 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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A rarity....
25 October 2014 | by simeon_flakeSee 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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