GenreComedy, Romance, War Duration CountryUnited States
WriterBilly DeBeck, John Grey, Jack Henley, Lloyd French, Doncho Hall Release dateJanuary 16, 1942 (1942-01-16) ScreenplayBilly DeBeck, Lloyd French, Jack Henley, John Grey, Doncho Hall CastBud Duncan (Snuffy Smith), Edgar Kennedy (Sgt. Ed Cooper), Sarah Padden (Lowizie Smith), J. Farrell MacDonald (Gen. Rosewater), Doris Linden (Cindy), Jimmie Dodd (Pvt. Don Elbie) Similar moviesRelated Edward F Cline movies
Private snuffy smith 1942 comedy
Private Snuffy Smith is a 1942 American film directed by Edward F. Cline and starring Bud Duncan as Snuffy Smith.
Inspired by and envious of the $21 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 strip
Barney Google and Sparkplug the horse do not appear in the film.
Bud Duncan as Snuffy Smith, Camp Yardbird
Edgar Kennedy as 1st Sgt. Ed Cooper, ex-Revenue Agent
Sarah Padden as Lowizie Smith
J. Farrell MacDonald as Gen. Rosewater
Doris Linden as Cindy
Jimmie Dodd as Pvt. Don Elbie
Andria Palmer as Janie
Patrick McVey as Lloyd
Frank Austin as Saul
by Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Sung by Jimmie Dodd