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Private Buckaroo (1942)

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68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James drafted, and joining him is the band's lead vocalist...See moreA Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James drafted, and joining him is the band's lead vocalist Lon Prentice (Dick Foran), who doesn't believe that Army training and regulations are necessary for anyone of his skill and fame. Shemp Howard steals the film whenever James and the Andrewses aren't performing. As Sgt. Snavely, he's effectively teamed with Mary Wickes as his shrewish fiancée, trying desperately to keep her away from the attentions of nightclub comic and USO performer Lancelot Pringle McBiff (Joe E. Lewis). Shemp also has the opportunity to clown onstage with the Andrews Sisters during a musical finale, as they perform Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree. Arguably, Shemp's best solo feature film credit. Written by ThreeStooges.net See less
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Writers
Edmond Kelso (screenplay) (as Edmund Kelso) | Edward James (screenplay) | Paul Gerard Smith (original story)
Cinematographer
Elwood Bredell (as Woody Bredell)
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Updated May 28, 1942

Release date
Jun 12, 1942 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Patty Andrews
Patty Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters) Patty Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters)   See fewer
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Maxene Andrews
Maxene Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters) Maxene Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters)   See fewer
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Laverne Andrews
Laverne Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters) Laverne Andrews (as The Andrews Sisters)   See fewer
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Dick Foran
Lon Prentice Lon Prentice   See fewer
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Joe E. Lewis
Lancelot Pringle McBiff Lancelot Pringle McBiff   See fewer
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Ernest Truex
Col. Elias Weatherford Col. Elias Weatherford   See fewer
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Jennifer Holt
Joyce Mason Joyce Mason   See fewer
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Shemp Howard
Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel Sgt. 'Muggsy' Shavel   See fewer
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Richard Davies
Lt. Howard Mason Lt. Howard Mason   See fewer
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Mary Wickes
Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss   See fewer
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Peggy Ryan
Peggy Peggy   See fewer
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Huntz Hall
Cpl. Anemic Cpl. Anemic   See fewer
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Susan Levine
Tagalong Tagalong   See fewer
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Harry James and His Orchestra
The Music Makers (as Harry James and His Music Makers) The Music Makers (as Harry James and His Music Makers)   See fewer
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The Jivin' Jacks and Jills
Vocal Group Vocal Group   See fewer
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Harry James
Harry James Harry James   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Waiter Captain (uncredited) Waiter Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Babb
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited) Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Bruce
Jeep Driver (uncredited) Jeep Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
Enlistment Sergeant (uncredited) Enlistment Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Conlin
Uncle (uncredited) Uncle (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roland Dupree
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Flaherty
Drill Sergeant (uncredited) Drill Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Nightclub Patron Awaiting Table (uncredited) Nightclub Patron Awaiting Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Forrest
Band Singer (uncredited) Band Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Geil
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Glover
Private (uncredited) Private (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Hayle
Dowager (uncredited) Dowager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
Nightclub Owner (uncredited) Nightclub Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jane McNab
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jean McNab
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Nightclub Patron Awaiting Table (uncredited) Nightclub Patron Awaiting Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Miller
Jeep Driver (uncredited) Jeep Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dolores Mitchell
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Joseph (uncredited) Joseph (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene O'Donnell
McAllister (uncredited) McAllister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Parker
Atkins (uncredited) Atkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Rall
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joey Ray
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Addison Richards
Army Captain (uncredited) Army Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Sayre
Tough Waiter (uncredited) Tough Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Scheerer
Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited) Member of the Jivin' Jacks and Jills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Stanley
Maj. Evans (uncredited) Maj. Evans (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 334 votes