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Private Snuffy Smith (1942)





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Billy DeBeck's classic comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" was brought to the screen in the pig-bladder Monogram service comedy Private Snuffy Smith. Diminutive silent-screen funster Bud Duncan stars as hillbilly Snuffy Smith, while Sarah Padden is seen as his giant-economy-sized wife Loweezy. Upon arriving in boot camp, draftee Snuffy immediately runs afoul of irascible sergeant Cooper, played with the fury of a mad dog by Edgar Kennedy. After stumbling and bumbling his way through basic training, Snuffy redeems himself by exposing a gang of Fifth Columnists. About as subtle as a kick in the head, Private Snuffy Smith can be quite funny if one is in the proper frame of mind, though the film isn't quite as memorable as its sequel, the gloriously yclept Hillbilly Blitzkrieg.


Bud Duncan
as Snuffy Smith
Edgar Kennedy
as Sgt. Cooper
Sarah Padden
as Lowizie Smith
Andria Palmer
as Janie (as Andraia Palmer)
J. Farrell MacDonald
as General Rosewater
Pat McVey
as Lloyd (as Pat McVeigh)
Frank Austin
as Saul, Cindy's Father
Jimmie Dodd
as Private Don Elbie
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