A fairy encourages Snafu to duck out of his training regime for his own reasons.

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Pvt. Snafu / Goldie The Goldbrick / Bird / Japanese Goldbrick (voice) (uncredited)
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The lazy, goldbricking Snafu is asleep, when he is suddenly awakened by the morning bugle call. He doesn't want to get up, so the "Goldbrick fairy" appears. The fairy sings to him several things to do to avoid completing any of his duties. After many successful sleazy attempts to avoid work, the fairy pulls off his disguise and reveals he is actually an enemy Japanese, who fooled him and sabotaged his army's entire defense. Written by Christopher Walker <Jgittes88@aol.com>

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[first lines]
Pvt. Snafu: Nuts! If I could only get out of drill.
Goldie the Goldbrick: Precisely why I am here. I am Goldie the Goldbrick. Be like me, use your head, with a heart full of gold and a backside full of lead.
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Followed by It's Murder She Says... (1945) See more »

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Tit Willow
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Music and lyrics by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Parodied as "Goldbrick".
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Playing Sick
7 September 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Goldbrick (1943)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

It's raining and cold outside when the alarm is given for Private Snafu to wake up and go train. He really doesn't feel like working today so he decides to play sick to get out of having to do anything. We then learn why he shouldn't have done this. This is another good entry in the War Department's training series, which was made to show soldiers why certain things shouldn't be done. This one here certainly isn't bad but then again it really doesn't stand out either. The animation is certainly the highlight as it's done extremely well. Mel Blanc also does a very good job with the vocal work. Unlike some of the other films in the series, this one here doesn't feature any of the "adult" moments showing why this was aimed at soldiers and not the general paying public.


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