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Adventures of a Rookie (1943)

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Wally Brown and Alan Carney, RKO's prefab "answer" to Universal's Abbott and Costello, made their joint starring debut in Adventures of a Rookie. The boys play a couple of GIs on leave, who attend a party at a girls' boarding house. The fun begins when the house is quarantined during a scarlet fever epidemic, forcing our heroes to stay with their lovely hostesses indefinitely. Typical of the humor level is the following exchange: "My stomach's too fat." "Why don't you diet?" "But I like it this color." Primitive though it may have been, Adventures of a Rookie posted a $198,000 profit for RKO, leading to a three-year series of low-budget, lowbrow Brown & Carney vehicles.

Cast

Wally Brown
as Jerry Miles
Alan Carney
as Mike Strager
Richard Martin
as Bob Prescott
Margaret Landry
as Peggy Linden
Erford Gage
as Sgt. Burke
Robert Anderson
as Sgt. Wilson
Ruth Lee
as Mrs. Linden
Ercelle Woods
as Margaret
Byron Foulger
as Mr. Linden
Jimmie Dugan
as Soldier
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