HILLBILLY HUMOR VOLUME #2 - Classic Movies
COMIC STRIP HEROS
The first screen adaptation of LI'L ABNER captures the bizarre physical look of Al Capp's outlandish cartoon world. even the unrealistically squat, potato-nosed Mammy Yokum and outlandishly-bodied Daisy Mae look as if they stepped right out of the newspaper and onto the screen, and the settings are equally faithful. And the cast captures their personalities very well. The cast includes Buster Keaton in some hilarious moments and slow burn Edgar Kennedy. Can Daisy Mae capture the hills biggest prize or will Abner once again escape her clutches?
PRIVATE SNUFFY SMITH
Billy DeBeck's classic comic strip "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith" was brought to the screen in the pig-bladder Monogram service comedy Private Snuffy Smith. Diminutive silent-screen funster Bud Duncan stars as hillbilly Snuffy Smith, while Sarah Padden is seen as his giant-economy-sized wife Loweezy. Upon arriving in boot camp, draftee Snuffy immediately runs afoul of irascible sergeant Cooper, played with the fury of a mad dog by Edgar Kennedy. After stumbling and bumbling his way through basic training, Snuffy redeems himself by exposing a gang of Fifth Columnists. About as subtle as a kick in the head, Private Snuffy Smith can be quite funny if one is in the proper frame of mind, though the film isn't quite as memorable as its sequel, the gloriously yclept Hillbilly Blitzkrieg