Buck Privates Come Home

Synopsis: Two ex-soldiers return from overseas--one of them having smuggled into the country a French orphan girl he has become attached to. They wind up running into their old sergeant--who hates them--and getting involved with a race-car builder who's trying to find backers for a new midget racer he's building.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family
Director(s): Charles Barton
Production: Universal
77 min

it's hard to believe that these...

...precision-like columns

marching homeward...

...were the awkward, raw recruits

of short years ago.

We're goin'home we're goin'home

Every son of a gun of a one

of us knows we're goin' home

No more uniforms to wear

no more sergeants in our hair

No peeling a spud or hikin'

in mud we left that over there

We're goin' home we're goin' home

And our second lieutenant is

out of a job hooray, hooray

We can sleep till after 10:00

then go back to sleep again

Because we're goin' home

We're on our way we're on our way

Every son of a gun of a one

of us knows we're on our way

Oh, I'd like to dance a jig

no more ditches do we dig

No makin' a slip or shootin'

your lip and landin' in the brig

We're goin' home we're goin' home

Oh, we'll never be missed and we

don't give a hip-hooray, hooray

Left, right, left, right. Left, right,

left, right. Left, right, left, right.

Left, right, left, right.

Left... halt.

About face.

Wait a minute.

What are you talking about?

I don't know.

Forward... march.

Left, right, left, right. Left,

right, left, right. Left, right...

What's the matter with you, Brown? Halt.

About face.

Come here.

If I gotta die of old age in this man's army,

I'm gonna teach you your

left foot from your right.

I don't think it's gonna do

much good, Sergeant.

None of your lip. Carry on. Honest.

Forward march. Left, right, left,

right. Left, right, left, right.



Yes, sir.

Get the men to their quarters. The

colonel's ordered a shakedown inspection.

Too many men have been

bringing in illegal souvenirs.

Very well, sir. See that every duffel

bag is ready for a thorough search.

I understand, sir.

Hey, you guys, duck everything that's hot.

The captain's coming for inspection.

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Richard Macaulay

Richard Macaulay (1909-1969) was an American screenwriter. He wrote a number of films with Jerry Wald while under contract to Warner Bros. He was a noted anti-Communist and was a member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals. He testified to Congress in 1947 and gave names of writers in the Writers Guild who he believed were community.He was survived by a wife and two daughters. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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