Buck Privates

Buck Privates

Comedy legends Bud Abbott and Lou Costello cemented their place in film history with the hilarious wartime comedy classic Buck Privates. After spending years on stage in burlesque and on radio perfecting classic routines such as "Who's on First?," the duo transitioned to motion pictures at Universal in1940. In their first leading roles, Bud and Lou play con artists who accidentally enlist in the U.S. Army to avoid going to jail. Making matters worse, their no-nonsense drill sergeant turns out to be the cop who tried to arrest them! Featuring classic routines such as "Drill," "Dice Game" and "You're Forty, She's Ten," the film also starred the popular singing group The Andrews Sisters performing the Academy Award®-nominated song "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Following the success of Buck Privates, Bud and Lou made an astounding 26 more movies at Universal leaving a legacy of laughter that will be treasured forever.


  • Bud Abbott

  • Lou Costello

  • Nat Pendleton

  • Alan Curtis

  • Lee Bowman

  • Shemp Howard


Arthur Lubin


Bonus Features

  • Abbott and Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 100 Years of Universal: Restoring the Classics
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Carl Laemmle Era
  • 100 Years of Universal: Unforgettable Characters

Technical Information

  • Run Time: 85
  • MPAA Rating: Not Rated ()
  • Audio: English
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
  • English SDH, French, Spanish
  • Picture: Full Frame (1.33:1)
Buck Privates

  • Not Rated
  • Comedy Musical
  • 85min