Private Snuffy Smith

Private Snuffy Smith is a 1942 American film directed by Edward F. Cline and starring Bud Duncan as Snuffy Smith.

Private Snuffy Smith
Directed byEdward F. Cline
Produced byJack Dietz (associate producer)
Edward Gross (producer)
Daniel Keefe (associate producer)
Written byBilly DeBeck (comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith")
John Grey (original screenplay)
Jack Henley (original screenplay)
Lloyd French (original screenplay)
Doncho Hall (original screenplay)
StarringBud Duncan
Edgar Kennedy
Sarah Padden
J. Farrell MacDonald
CinematographyMarcel Le Picard
Edited byRobert O. Crandall
Production
company
Release date
January 16, 1942 (1942-01-16)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Plot summaryEdit

Inspired by and envious of the $30 a month and free khaki britches and gold buttons of his friend Don Elbie, Snuffy Smith joins the US Army with his dog, Mr. Carson, concealed by an invisibility potion. As fate would have it, his company First Sergeant is Ed Cooper, a former revenuer who had unsuccessfully attempted to locate and destroy Snuffy's still.

The clever Don Elbie has invented a new rangefinder that he hopes to have adopted by the army. General Rosewater hopes to test the new rangefinder in war games with a rival general. A pair of Fifth columnists hope to steal the rangefinder but are defeated by Snuffy's wife Lowizie, Snuffy's invisible dog and his hillbilly neighbours.

Differences from comic stripEdit

Barney Google and Sparkplug the horse do not appear in the film.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • Time's a-Wastin

by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Jimmie Dodd

  • The Yard Bird

by Jimmie Dodd
Sung by Jimmie Dodd

  • I Don't Know What To Do Blues

Written by Jimmie Dodd
Sung by Jimmie Dodd

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