Private Buckaroo

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.

Private Buckaroo
Film poster
Directed byEdward F. Cline
Produced byKen Goldsmith
Screenplay byEdmond Kelso
Edward James
Story byPaul Girard
CinematographyElwood Bredell
Edited byMilton Carruth
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 28, 1942 (1942-05-28) (Los Angeles)
  • June 12, 1942 (1942-06-12) (United States)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


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.



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