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The Home Front (1943)

A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

Director:

Frank Tashlin (uncredited)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pvt. Snafu / Narrator / Sally Lou's Lover / Technical Ferry - First Class / Cat / Horse / Grandpa (voice) (uncredited)
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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

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Animation | Short

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Trivia

Army - Navy Screen Magazine #15 See more »

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Technical Fairy First Class: Brass Monkeys it's cold!
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Connections

Featured in Five Came Back: Combat Zones (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

It Can't Be Wrong
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Music by Max Steiner
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unfortunately, they don't tell us how to do these sorts of things anymore
17 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Whenever I see a WWII-themed cartoon - whether a Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoon or a Pvt. Snafu cartoon - it reminds me that the government no longer tells us to actually contribute things to the war effort (except of course to get killed). "The Home Front" portrays Snafu in a miserably cold setting assuming that his friends and family are sitting pretty; specifically that grandpa is watching a striptease! But then, a sort of guardian angel appears and shows Snafu by TV that everyone is contributing to the war effort.

So, it was wartime propaganda, but a clever form thereof. Not to mention that some of the stuff here would have been R-rated for the era (of course, these shorts didn't get shown in theaters). Worth seeing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1943 (USA) See more »

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