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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 ... 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 ... 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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Those Khaki Whacky "Buck Privates" are Home...AND TWICE AS FUNNY! (original print ad) See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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His reprise of the role of Sergeant Collins from Buck Privates (1941) became the final film role for Nat Pendleton. See more »

Quotes

Slicker Smith: [referring to Bill and his car] He races midgets.
Herbie Brown: Midgets? Why don't he race somebody his own size?
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References Dead of Night (1945) See more »

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Their Only Sequel.
27 October 2013 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Abbott & Costello return as Slicker Smith & Herbie Brown, who are being discharged and sent home after WWII ends. They have become attached to a little French orphan girl named Evie(played by Beverly Simmons) whom they found in the aftermath of liberating France. They smuggle her back home, where they struggle to get her legally adopted. Meanwhile, they also need help finding jobs, so use the G.I. Bill as help, with comedic consequences. A midget-car racer also becomes involved, as does Sgt. Collins(returning Nat Pendleton). Good sequel with a fine premise(a sort of comedic version of "The Best Years Of Our lives") is quite funny and appealing, with an exciting climatic chase sequence. Pity it was their only sequel though(would have liked to have seen one for "Hold That Ghost"! Oh well...)


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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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