RKO Brown & Carney Comedy Collection
The laughter never stops in this riotous collection starring the comedy team of Wally Brown and Alan Carney in four of their funniest features.

The two-disc DVD set "The RKO Brown & Carney Comedy Collection" is one of the latest groups of the seemingly endless supply of under-appreciated cinema rarities from Warner Archive. The notable aspects of these movies pairing a highly vaudeville centric team include their obvious similarities to the better-known Abbott and Costello.

Taller and thinner Wally Brown is the fast-talking slightly more intelligent Abbott to the shorter, heavier, and more anxious Costello-like Alan Carney. They respectively play Jerry Miles and Mike Strager in these four '40s era films.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 252 minutes | 7.38 Gb + 7.33 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Western, Musical, War

The Adventures of a Rookie (1943, 66 min.)
In their first comic outing, Brown and Carney star as Jerry Miles and Mike Strager, two soldiers who are quarantined in a "women only" boarding house when the cook contracts scarlet fever.

Rookies in Burma (1943, 62 min.)
Escaping from an enemy prison camp, GIs Miles and Strager are joined by two showgirls in a mad race to the American lines.

Girl Rush (1944, 65 min.)
Showmen Miles and Strager strike it rich when they promise to bring an all-female revue to a gold-mining town starving for women. Robert Mitchum costars as a two-fisted cowpoke in drag.

Genius at Work (1946, 61 min.)
Radio detectives Miles and Strager attempt to catch a master criminal (Lionel Atwill) and his sadistic henchman (Bela Lugosi) in Brown and Carney's final big-screen pairing.

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