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As the Devil watches Pvt. Snafu and his unit stationed in Iran, he talks about the hazards of working in the heat.

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Friz Freleng (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pvt. Snafu / Camel (voice) (uncredited)
Harold Peary ... The Devil (voice) (uncredited)
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As the Devil watches Pvt. Snafu and his unit stationed in Iran, he talks about the hazards of working in the heat.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

July 1945 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono
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The Devil's voice is an imitation of Harold Peary, particularly his popular radio character, The Great Gildersleeve. See more »

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Follows Outpost (1944) See more »

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It's okay...
25 August 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

During WWII, the US government financed a series of Private Snafu cartoons. Using a wonderful sense of humor, they were able to convey important messages to the troops--and the films were not shown to the general public. You can tell this in a few of the films, as the humor is a bit more adult than you could have gotten away with in theaters. Today, you can find these shorts on DVD as well as for free downloads at archive.org.

The purpose of "Hot Spot" is to familiarize troops about conditions in Iran, as this was used as a staging point to bring war supplies to the Soviet Union. The Devil himself hears about how hot it is there and decides to have a look for himself. There he sees Snafu and the rest of the troops working amazingly hard in the sun. Most of it isn't all that funny, but the Devil was quite cute and engaging. Worth seeing but not brilliant. Oh, and by the way, it does NOT get up to 180 degrees there....ever.


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