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Buck Privates Come Home1947

Buck Privates Come Home (1947)




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After serving with a notable lack of distinction in WW2, Corporal Slicker Smith (Bud Abbott) and Private Herbie Brown (Lou Costello) return to the US. Unbeknownst to their sourpussed sergeant Collins (Nat Pendleton), Slicker and Herbie have smuggled cute little war orphan Evie (Beverly Simmons) past the immigration authorities. In their efforts to find a decent home for Evie, our heroes return to the prewar "jobs" as sidewalk salesmen, then make a disastrous attempt to collect their GI bonus money. They also struggle to save Evie from deportation, hiding her from the prying eyes of the ubiquitous Collins, who has likewise returned to his civilian job as a police officer. The climax finds Herbie participating in a big-money midget-car race, feverishly dodging pedestrians and motorists as he tries to escape the authorities. The film also includes a romantic subplot involving Tom Brown and Joan Fulton (later known as Joan Shawlee).


Bud Abbott
as Slicker Smith
Lou Costello
as Herbie Brown
Tom Brown
as Bill Gregory
Nat Pendleton
as Sgt. Michael Collins
Joan Shawlee
as Sylvia Hunter
Beverly Simmons
as Yvonne LeBru
Don Beddoe
as Mr. Roberts
Don Porter
as Captain
Donald MacBride
as Police Captain
Lane Watson
as 1st Lieutenant
William Ching
as 2nd Lieutenant
Al Murphy
as Murphy
Buddy Roosevelt
as New York Cop
Chuck Hamilton
as New York Cop
Russell Hicks
as Mr. Appleby
Joe Kirk
as Real Estate Salesman
Knox Manning
as Commentator
Milburn Stone
as Auto Race Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Buck Privates Come Home

All Critics (5)

Well, it makes you laugh.

April 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The feature culminates in an elaborate automobile race.

July 21, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Good representation of what made Abbott and Costello comedy superstars of their day.

May 11, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Buck Privates Come Home

This comedy is pretty average for 1947, actually it's pretty corny, and not that funny. Overall, it's okay, not good but not too bad either.

Aj V
Aj V

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