Private Buckaroo

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This upbeat WW II-era musical features performances by the Andrews Sisters and Harry James as it tells the story of a rebellious young inductee who has trouble toeing the line until he meets a retired officer's lovely daughter. James and his band are also drafted and decide to perk up their camp by putting on a big show. Of the many songs featured, the best known is the Andrews' rendition of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else but Me."
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This upbeat WW II-era musical features performances by the Andrews Sisters and Harry James as it tells the story of a rebellious young inductee who has trouble toeing the line until he meets a retired officer's lovely daughter. James and his band are also drafted and decide to perk up their camp by putting on a big show. Of the many songs featured, the best known is the Andrews' rendition of "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree With Anyone Else but Me."
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Special Features

Region free; Scene selection; Interactive menus
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
A typical World War II morale booster, Private Buckaroo simply has everything. Everything, that is, except a plot. And who needs a plot when you get the sisters Andrews harmonizing two of their greatest hits, "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" and "Johnny Get Your Gun Again"? Not to mention the comedy antics of Mary Wickes, Shemp Howard and that quintessential nightclub entertainer Joe E. Lewis, the contortions of the energetic congregation The Jivin' Jacks and Jills, Peggy Ryan and the very young Donald O'~Connor and, best of all, Harry James and his band featuring Helen Forrest and a beautiful rendition of "You Made me Love You." With all this going on -- sometimes all at once! -- you barely have time to notice that the screenwriters actually did drag in a piece of nonsense about self-centered Dick Foran being tamed by Jennifer Holt. The daughter of veteran star Jack Holt and sister of Tim, the latter made her screen debut in this musical and manages to stay well out of the fray.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • UPC: 090328309787
  • Original Release: 1942
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  • Source: Vidtape
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Black & White / Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:16:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
The Andrews Sisters Themselves
Dick Foran Lon Prentice
Joe E. Lewis Lancelot Pringle McBiff
Jennifer Holt Joyce Mason
Shemp Howard Sgt. "Muggsy" Shavel
Richard Davies Lt. Mason
Mary Wickes Bonnie-Belle Schlopkiss
Ernest Truex Col. Weatherford
Donald O'Connor Donny
Peggy Ryan Peggy
Huntz Hall Cpl. Anemic
Susan Levine Tagalong
Harry James
The Jivin' Jacks and Jills and Jills Themselves
Helen Forrest
Technical Credits
Edward F. Cline Director
Elwood Bredell Cinematographer
Miton Carruth Editor
Ken Goldsmith Producer
Edward James Screenwriter
Harry James Musical Direction/Supervision
Ed Kelso Screenwriter
Paul Girard Kelso Screenwriter
John Mattison Choreography
Jack Otterson Art Director
Paul Gerard Smith Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Private Buckaroo
2. Chapter 1 [12:21]
3. Chapter 2 [11:50]
4. Chapter 3 [11:46]
5. Chapter 4 [12:40]
6. Chapter 5 [12:36]
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