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Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)

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



(comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith"), (screenplay) (as Ray S. Harris) , 2 more credits »
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Bud Duncan ...
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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 ...
Nicolle Andre ...
Eliza Murdock aka Leni the Nazi
Manart Kippen ...
Jerry Jerome ...
Boller, Leni's Henchman
Jack Carr ...
Hertle, Leni's Henchman
Teddy Mangean ...


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

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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 »


Comedy | Romance | War






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14 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Enemy Round-Up  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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.

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