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September 1931 (USA) See more »
Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... producer
Rudolf Ising .... producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Animation Department
Norm Blackburn .... animator
Rollin Hamilton .... animator
Robert Clampett .... animator (uncredited)
Larry Martin .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Abe Lyman .... conductor
Frank Marsales .... musical director
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
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This short film is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Little Caesar (1931).See more »
[first lines]
Animals:[singing] Lady, play your mandolin. / Lady, let that tune begin.
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Referenced in Christmas in Tattertown (1988) (TV)See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
debauchery for kids, 25 January 2007
Author: Lee Eisenberg ( from Portland, Oregon, USA

The first Merrie Melody cartoon becomes funny once you realize the historical context. "Lady, Play Your Mandolin!" was released during prohibition, but features a bunch of characters drinking themselves stupid (those cartoons loved inebriation, didn't they?). Otherwise, you can see that the Termite Terrace crowd was only getting started, so you can forgive them for creating something that looks too much like a Disney cartoon; they got really good when they deliberately tried to be the anti-Disney. There's a reason that Foxy didn't get as well known as Bugs, Daffy, Porky, Elmer, etc. But at least the existence of this cartoon paved the way for the Looney Tunes.

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