Private Snafu learns the hard way about the need for military dicipline and procedures to maintain an effective army.

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Pvt. Snafu / Technical Fairy - First Class / Soldiers (voice) (uncredited)
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Private Snafu learns the hard way about the need for military dicipline and procedures to maintain an effective army.

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Ain't We Got Fun
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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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A great Army training film--and very enjoyable over 60 years later.
14 May 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Private Snafu films were clearly made to be seen by soldiers and not by the general public. The dirty jokes, sexual innuendos and language is relatively tame today but never would have been allowed in the regular theaters due to the Production Code. But, such off-color remarks went over very well with the enlisted men and helped to illustrate important information in a humorous and memorable fashion.

In this film, Snafu spends too much time griping about life in the military--in particular all the discipline. So, in an odd twist, his fairy godfather (of sorts) shows him what life would be like if Snafu was in charge. Next, you see the soldiers running amok and all discipline is out the window...with very predictable results.

This film manages to convey the message to troops in a very funny yet effective way. However, it is still great viewing today--even if you aren't a soldier.


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