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Snafu (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, War | 22 November 1945 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Jack Moss

Writers:

Louis Solomon (play), Harold Buchman (play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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Robert Benchley ... Ben Stevens
Barbara Jo Allen ... Madge Stevens (as Vera Vague)
Conrad Janis ... Ronald Stevens
Nanette Parks ... Laura Jessup
Janis Wilson ... Kate Hereford
Jimmy Lloyd ... Danny Baker
Enid Markey ... Aunt Emily
Eva Puig Eva Puig ... Josephina
Ray Mayer Ray Mayer ... Detective
Marcia Mae Jones ... Martha
Winfield Smith Winfield Smith ... Col. West
John Souther John Souther ... Taylor
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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A Most Hilarious Picture! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | War

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Snafu (or more correctly S.N.A.F.U.) is not a word, but an acronym, for "Situation Normal, All F***ed Up"). See more »

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The plot of Snafu
18 July 1999 | by Bernie-49See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S.N.A.F.U. See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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