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Private Snuffy Smith

Private Snuffy Smith(1942)

Also Known As: Snuffy Smith, the Yard Bird | The Yard Bird |

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Brief Synopsis

Snuffy Smith (Bud Duncan), moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper (Edgar Kennedy), and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once enlisted, he finds that revenue agent Cooper is his sergeant. Don (Jimmie Dodd), a hillbilly soldier friend of Snuffy, has invented a range finder, but it is stolen by some fifth columnists and hidden in Snuffy's bag. Snuffy decides he has all the army discipline he cares for and heads back to Smokey Mountain, followed closely by the enemy agents.

Cast & Crew

Edward Cline Director
Bud Duncan Snuffy Smith
Edgar Kennedy The sergeant [Cooper]
Sarah Padden Lowizie
Marcel Le Picard Photography
John Grey Screenwriter
Jack Henley Screenwriter

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  Comm--Saturday Showcase; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Monogram Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Capital Pictures Corp.
Duration(mins):  65 or 67 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  5,925    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Private Snuffy Smith

    Patti 2010-05-08

    I heard this was quite a good movie and as a kid I always read Snuffy Smith in the comic strips. I hope TCM will air this movie so I'm able to see it. MORE>

  • Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

    Jay Higgins 2009-09-06

    What a unique film, I've never seen anything quite like it. It's actually quite well acted, and some good make-up. It's an amusing curio and... MORE>