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Big Man from the North (1931)

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Bosko is a Mountie; his sergeant demands he get his man.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Rochelle Hudson ...
Honey (voice) (uncredited)
Johnny Murray ...
Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Bosko is a Mountie in the cold, snowy north. His sergeant demands that he get his man: a peg-legged villain wanted dead or alive. Bosko rides his dog sled to the local saloon. He joins Honey in some impromptu music-making. The villain strides in; Bosko timidly tells him he's under arrest. The villain only laughs at him; but Bosko will get the last laugh. Written by J. Spurlin

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This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Smart Money (1931). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bosko: [handing the sergeant his pants] These yours, Mr. Sergeant?
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Soundtracks

Chinnin' and Chattin' with May
(uncredited)
Music by Seymour Simons
Performed by Honey when Bosko enters the saloon and joins in
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Fair depite being overly cute
24 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Bosko is a Mountie and has been sent to get his man. The baddie, it turns out, is clearly modeled after Disney's Pete (from "Steamboat Willie" and other early cartoons). Along the way, there is some singing and dancing--though what this has to do with the Mounties is beyond me!

I have never been a fan of the Bosko cartoons. They were heavy with the schmaltz--lots of overly cutesy singing and dancing and mugging for the audience. Edgy, they were NOT! Now I cannot blame Warner Brothers alone for this--many of the rival studios such as Van Beuren, MGM and Terry Toons were incredibly insipid throughout the 1930s. Cartoons we know and love today (such as MGM's Tom and Jerry and the Looney Tunes crowd) were all cartoons of the 40s--after the happy, singing, cutesy fad had, thankfully, faded. So, in light of this, my score of 5 for "Big Man from the North" is actually very positive--and I was shocked that I didn't hate this short!


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