Private Buckaroo (1942)


Private Buckaroo is a 1942 American comedy musical film directed by Edward F. Cline starring The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Harry James, Shemp Howard, Joe E. Lewis, and Jennifer Holt. The film tells the story of army recruits following basic training, with the Andrews Sisters attending USO dances.



Entertainer Lon Prentice initially is keen to enlist in the US Army but is prevented from this due to his having one flat foot. After having the flat fixed, he is accepted for enlistment. Soon after basic training begins, Private Prentice informs his commanding officer that he finds most military training useless, unnecessary and beneath him. His commander orders all the men that Private Prentice is exempt from doing things he doesn’t want to do, which turns the entire camp against him.



The Andrews Sisters (Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews and Laverne Andrews)
Dick Foran as Lon Prentice
Joe E. Lewis as Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Jennifer Holt as Joyce Mason
Shemp Howard as First Sgt. ‘Muggsy’ Shavel
Richard Davies as Lt. Howard Mason
Mary Wickes as Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss
Ernest Truex as Col. Elias Weatherford
Donald O’Connor as Donny
Peggy Ryan as Peggy
Huntz Hall as Cpl. Anemic
Susan Levine as Tagalong
Jivin’ Jacks and Jills as Vocal Group
Harry James as The Music Makers (as Harry James and His Music Makers)




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