Private Snafu has a secret: his ship leaves for Africa at 4:30. He's determined to keep it, but bit by bit it slips out, and eventually, the details end up right on Hitler's desk and the ship is engaged.
This is one of the best of the wartime 'Private Snafu' films made by Termite Terrace, usually written by Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss). Because they were intended only for soldiers, they were usually far more open and frank than movies intended for civilian showings and concerned themselves with humorously designed warnings about how to behave. In this case, the movie is about being stationed in the Aleutians and their strategic importance in the war. It's a fine, light curtain raiser. If you're looking at a deep-dish world War two movie -- or perhaps as a treat before seeing John Ford's masterpiece, SEX HYGIENE (both available on Youtube).
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