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Private Buckaroo (1942)





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This upbeat WWII-era musical tells the story of a rebellious young inductee who has trouble toeing the line until he meets a retired officer's lovely daughter. Harry James and his band are also drafted and decide to perk up their camp by putting on a big show.
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts
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Universal Pictures


Dick Foran
as Lon Prentice
Joe E. Lewis
as Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Jennifer Holt
as Joyce Mason
Shemp Howard
as Sgt. `Muggsy' Shavel
Richard Davies
as Lt. Mason
Mary Wickes
as Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss
Ernest Truex
as Col. Weatherford
Peggy Ryan
as Peggy
Huntz Hall
as Cpl. Anemic
Susan Levine
as Tagalong
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Critic Reviews for Private Buckaroo

All Critics (1)

You'll never look at apples or the Andrews Sisters the same way again.

March 20, 2006
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Private Buckaroo


Lighthearted and funny, "Private Buckaroo" really doesn't offer much more than a nice 70 minutes of smiling and chuckling. In addition, you get some great musical numbers from the Andrew sisters. It is worth the watch.

Willie Jones
Willie Jones

Great fun, light and easy to watch World War II comedy musical. Great supporting cast, especially Mary Wickes and Shemp Howard. The Andrews Sisters are amazing. Good songs.

James Higgins
James Higgins

This is probably the only classic film I'd rate under 5 because it lags in alot of areas. It features a fairly weak love story between an enlisted private and a generals niece. There is definitely more music than war. It also seems to jump around and the musical numbers just seem to pop out of nowhere. I think it would have been better had it not been paid by public domain. Had a big studio released it, it could have been excellent. Especially in color. It really shines with the cast of musical guests: Harry James and his orchestra, Helen Forrest, Dick Foran, and the Andrews Sisters. The films ending was far better than its beginning. Very patriotic. A nice little film.

Tim Jones
Tim Jones

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