Adventures of a Rookie (1943)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Slapstick  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Wally Brown and Alan Carney, RKO's prefab "answer" to Universal's Abbott and Costello, made their joint starring debut in Adventures of a Rookie. The boys play a couple of GIs on leave, who attend a party at a girls' boarding house. The fun begins when the house is quarantined during a scarlet fever epidemic, forcing our heroes to stay with their lovely hostesses indefinitely. Typical of the humor level is the following exchange: "My stomach's too fat." "Why don't you diet?" "But I like it this color." Primitive though it may have been, Adventures of a Rookie posted a $198,000 profit for RKO, leading to a three-year series of low-budget, lowbrow Brown & Carney vehicles.

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class [social], address-book, basic-training [military], boxing, camp, class-consciousness, friendship, jokes, military, nightclub, prostitute/prostitution, rookie, sergeant, training