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Buck Privates (1941)

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84 min | Comedy, Musical, War

Two sidewalk salesman enlist in the army in order to avoid jail, only to find that their drill instructor is the police officer who tried having them imprisoned.
Writers
Arthur T. Horman (original screen play) | John Grant (special material for Abbott and Costello)
Cinematographers
Jerome Ash (as Jerry Ash) | Milton R. Krasner (as Milton Krasner)
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Budget
$ 180,000
Gross (USA)
$ 4,000,000
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Release date
Jan 31, 1941 (United States)

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70 cast members
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Bud Abbott
Slicker Smith Slicker Smith   See fewer
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Lou Costello
Herbie Brown Herbie Brown   See fewer
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Lee Bowman
Randolph Parker III Randolph Parker III   See fewer
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Jane Frazee
Judy Gray Judy Gray   See fewer
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Alan Curtis
Bob Martin Bob Martin   See fewer
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Nat Pendleton
Sgt. Michael Collins Sgt. Michael Collins   See fewer
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The Andrews Sisters
The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters   See fewer
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Laverne Andrews
Laverne Andrews Laverne Andrews   See fewer
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Maxene Andrews
Maxene Andrews Maxene Andrews   See fewer
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Patty Andrews
Patty Andrews Patty Andrews   See fewer
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Samuel S. Hinds
Major General Emerson Major General Emerson   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Sgt. Callahan Sgt. Callahan   See fewer
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Nella Walker
Mrs. Parker II Mrs. Parker II   See fewer
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M.J. Frankovich
Announcer (as Mike Frankovitch) Announcer (as Mike Frankovitch)   See fewer
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Dora Clement
Miss Durling - Camp Hostess (as Dora Clemant) Miss Durling - Camp Hostess (as Dora Clemant)   See fewer
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Jean Brooks
Camp Hostess (as Jeanne Kelly) Camp Hostess (as Jeanne Kelly)   See fewer
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Janet Warren
Camp Hostess (as Elaine Morey) Camp Hostess (as Elaine Morey)   See fewer
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Kay Leslie
Camp Hostess Camp Hostess   See fewer
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Nina Orla
Camp Hostess Camp Hostess   See fewer
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Dorothy Darrell
Camp Hostess Camp Hostess   See fewer
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The World Champion Boogie Woogie Dancers
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Al Billings
Tough Fighter - Maguire's Replacement (uncredited) Tough Fighter - Maguire's Replacement (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited) Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Butler
Supply Sergeant (uncredited) Supply Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
Edmunds - Parkers' Butler (uncredited) Edmunds - Parkers' Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Army Officer (uncredited) Army Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dean Collins
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Cook
Harmonica and Guitar Player (uncredited) Harmonica and Guitar Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Costello
Recruit Who Slugs Herbie (uncredited) Recruit Who Slugs Herbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Dolan
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenne Duncan
Sergeant on Sidewalk with Sgt. Collins (uncredited) Sergeant on Sidewalk with Sgt. Collins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited) Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Ford
Fighter (uncredited) Fighter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
Sergeant Leading Recruits Through Train Station (uncredited) Sergeant Leading Recruits Through Train Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Recruiting Major (uncredited) Recruiting Major (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Grandetta
Pvt. Maguire - Small Boxer (uncredited) Pvt. Maguire - Small Boxer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hall
Craps Player on Train (uncredited) Craps Player on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hall
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Harris
Train Porter (uncredited) Train Porter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerome Harte
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Hoagland
Fight Spectator (uncredited) Fight Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Anthony Hughes
Capt. Williams (uncredited) Capt. Williams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Capt. Johnson (uncredited) Capt. Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles King Jr.
Cadet (uncredited) Cadet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Lucas
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Patrol Car Driver (uncredited) Patrol Car Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jewel McGowan
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Mercer
Cadet (uncredited) Cadet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Moraine
Lt. Poole (uncredited) Lt. Poole (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Morgan
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mulhall
Medical Examiner (uncredited) Medical Examiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell O'Day
Camp Hostess (uncredited) Camp Hostess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Penny
Sgt. Marks (uncredited) Sgt. Marks (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Perrin
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hugh Prince
Henry (uncredited) Henry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Raye
Dick Burnette (uncredited) Dick Burnette (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Reed
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Reeves
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
President Roosevelt (archive footage) (uncredited) President Roosevelt (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Smith
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry L. Stimson
Secretary of State (archive footage) (uncredited) Secretary of State (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Tyler
Boxing Match Ring Announcer (uncredited) Boxing Match Ring Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frankie Van
Second at Boxing Match (uncredited) Second at Boxing Match (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Wayne
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Wood
Randolph Parker II (uncredited) Randolph Parker II (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carleton Young
Supply Sergeant (uncredited) Supply Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 3,576 votes