A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, ... See full summary »

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Madge Stevens (as Vera Vague)
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Ronald Stevens
Nanette Parks ...
Laura Jessup
Janis Wilson ...
Kate Hereford
Jimmy Lloyd ...
Danny Baker
Enid Markey ...
Aunt Emily
Eva Puig ...
Josephina
Ray Mayer ...
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Winfield Smith ...
Col. West
John Souther ...
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Byron Foulger ...
Phil Ford
Kathleen Howard ...
Dean Garrett
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A 14-year-old boy lies about his age and enlists in the United State Marine Corps without his family's consent or knowledge. He is sent into battle, in the Pacific war-zone, and decorated, and spotted in a newsreel by his family. The family asks the War Department to discharge him and send him home. A complicated period of adjustment follows for both the boy, who is no longer a boy even at the age of 15, and his family. (S/N/A/F/U, as the title is displayed, was a World War II military slang term standing for...Situation normal, all f(rigged) up. When the title was used on a 1984 film, the meaning, and all the correct words were used. ) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THERE'S ONLY ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES HIS LOVE AFFAIRS! (original ad - all caps)

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Opening scene shows the theater playing Kiss and Tell which also starred Robert Benchley. See more »

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The plot of Snafu

This was a very funny movie where the main character ( 16 year old Conrad Janis) has left home and unknown to his parents had joined the army. His folks are viewing a newsreel and see him in a battle zone in the south pacific. They contact the war department and have him sent home. The movie depicts his adjustment to home life.


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