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Release Date:
December 1930 (USA) See more »
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Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Box Car Blues was a pretty enjoyable early Bosco cartoon See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (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
Rollin Hamilton .... animator
Carman Maxwell .... animator (as Max Maxwell)
 

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7 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Vitaphone)

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Continuity: A hobo pig is unconscious in a boxcar; but when the boxcar breaks apart, it is empty.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Chinnin' and Chattin' with MaySee more »

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Box Car Blues was a pretty enjoyable early Bosco cartoon, 31 August 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just watched this Bosco cartoon on YouTube. In this one, he's on a train with someone singing a song as that train goes up a really steep hill with some of the tracks missing. Then the train breaks apart with Bosco on the last one that disconnects and goes the other way. I'll stop there and just say there's quite a bit of unusual gags that you'll only find in these late silent/early talkie cartoons when animators were at their most cartoony, no matter how absurd they truly were. Like that "hill" becoming a person who pulls up his/her pants which causes the disconnected track to connect. Oh, and while Bosco adopts his "Mickey Mouse" falsetto here, when he says "Mammy!" in a dark place, you can bet some of his origins were in imitation of Al Jolson! So on that note, Box Car Blues is worth a look for anyone interested in these early animations.

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