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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lou Costello drives through the back wall of a movie theater bearing a poster for a fictional film, "Abbott and Costello in 'Romeo Junior'". Footage of Costello, Bud Abbott and Betty Alexander in Shakespearean costumes was shot to be shown on the theater screen but was not used. See more »

Quotes

Man: Where does this little girl live?
Herbie Brown: Paris.
Slicker Smith: Marsailles.
Herbie Brown: Marsailles.
Slicker Smith: Paris.
Man: Paris and Marsailles?
Herbie Brown: Her mother is a traveling salesman.
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disappointing
14 September 2005 | by KyleFurr2See all my reviews

This movie just seems to cash in on the original film which was a big hit back in 1941 but the past couple of movies from Abbott and Costello were flops and this movie does seem to be just thrown together. I don't know if this movie was a hit or not but their careers didn't do that well until they started making their monster movies like Frankenstein and The Mummy. I can't believe Leonard Maltin actually gave this three stars and said it was better then the original. This movie stars right after the war in which they are going home but it turns out Costello brought a kid back on the boat and the kid is a foreign citizen and Costello tries to hide the kid, so she can't be deported. She is found out but escapes and winds up hiding out with Abbott and Costello and Nat Pendleton who was their captain in the army and now a cop is looking for the kid. The movie just doesn't work and does seem thrown together.


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