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December 1930 (USA) See more »
Bosko has a grand time on the farm, dancing with a cow, playing a horse's tail like a violin and getting drunk with three pigs. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)

Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hugh Harman (uncredited)
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... associate producer
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (as Isadore Freleng)
Paul J. Smith .... animator (as Paul Smith)

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6 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
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[first lines]
Bosko:[to the pigs] Sit right there. Get back!
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Movie Connections:
References Plane Crazy (1928)See more »
One Little DrinkSee more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
comedy loves booze, 14 November 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

Bosko, the very first Looney Tunes star, appeared in Warner Bros. cartoons from 1930 to 1933, when his creators moved to MGM (they continued making cartoons featuring him until 1938, after which he faded into obscurity). "The Booze Hangs High" was one outing for the high-voiced character, showing him dancing around with some farm animals and playing them like musical instruments. The menagerie includes some inebriated pigs (and this cartoon got released during Prohibition!).

Drunkenness is quite often a source of humor. Cartoons occasionally depict a besotted stork delivering babies. "The Andy Griffith Show" had Otis. It seems like it's only been during the past twenty years (approximately) that alcoholism became socially unacceptable. I assume that most people would consider it such, despite its continued existence.

Anyway, this is an OK cartoon, despite the limited plot line.

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