MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 94,127 this week

Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance, War  |  14 August 1942 (USA)
4.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.9/10 from 42 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Nazi spies mistake Snuffy Smith's moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula."

Director:

Writers:

(comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"), (screenplay) (as Ray S. Harris) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 205 titles
created 24 Aug 2011
 
a list of 775 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 50 titles
created 15 Jul 2012
 
list image
a list of 3573 titles
created 20 Oct 2013
 
a list of 362 titles
created 22 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)

Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942) on IMDb 4.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hillbilly Blitzkrieg.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed
Drama | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance.

Director: Alfred Zeisler
Stars: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

Director: Lowell Sherman
Stars: Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, Ina Claire
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Frances Ramsden, Jimmy Conlin
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: David Niven, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The owner of a department store is threatened with divorce by his wife, who has gotten reports that he's been seen in the arms of a beautiful blonde on the night of their 20th wedding anniversary. He has to find a way to convince her that the "beautiful blonde" in question was actually a store mannequin that he was taking in for repairs.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Harry Langdon, Betty Blythe, Ralph Byrd
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A schoolteacher comes to a new town and finds herself caught up in the town's problems and disputes.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Anne Nagel, Frank Shields
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.

Director: Ralph Murphy
Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Edward Everett Horton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Joe E. Brown, Helen Mack, Paul Kelly
Take Your Best Shot (TV Movie 1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An actor whose career has gone flat resolves to pursue a more stable occupation while also trying to save his troubled marriage.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Robert Urich, Meredith Baxter, Jeffrey Tambor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bud Duncan ...
Edgar Kennedy ...
Sgt. Homer Gatling
Cliff Nazarro ...
Lucien Littlefield ...
Prof. Waldo James
Doris Linden ...
Julie James, Waldo's Daughter
Alan Baldwin ...
Cpl. Jim Bruce
Jimmie Dodd ...
Missouri, Army Private
Frank Austin ...
Luke
Nicolle Andre ...
Eliza Murdock aka Leni the Nazi
Manart Kippen ...
Soldier
Jerry Jerome ...
Boller, Leni's Henchman
Jack Carr ...
Hertle, Leni's Henchman
Teddy Mangean ...
Dinky
Edit

Storyline

Nazi spies mistake Snuffy Smith's moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Those bodacious varmits who've made all America laugh at them in the comics will have you yelling at their Thrillarious film adventures! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemy Round-Up  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Private Snuffy Smith (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wow, have times changed!
29 September 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Back in the 1940s, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith were immensely popular comic strip stars, so it isn't all that surprising that they put them on the big screen. However, when seen today, the characters seem incredibly annoying and even a bit grotesque! Some of this is because of the horrific makeup they put on the two characters to give them the same bulbous noses they have in the strip. This was a terrible idea in my opinion, as it (combined with horrible dialog) made the characters seem sub-human-- particularly Snuffy. Combining that with a height of only about 4 1/2 feet and his age, it goes way beyond credibility to make the guy a soldier!

The film is a propaganda comedy starring Smith and his weirdo cousin, Barney. Barney apparently helped to invent some rocket (which is hard to imagine, as he is very stupid in the film) and a group of soldiers, including Snuffy, are sent to watch over it. Not surprisingly, Axis agents try to take or destroy the rocket and so it's up to a group including a complete moron (Smith) to save the day.

The problem with all this is that the characters seem too much like the comic strips. You can suspend disbelief with comics--but with live-action, they just seem weird and creepy. Combining this with cartoon-like dialog and you have a movie that is practically impossible to finish it's so bad.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?