A streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song.

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Foxy is a streetcar driver who sings "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" as he drives along the tracks. Nearly everyone he encounters sings along: the hippo who can't fit into the car, the girl-fox who can, and the hobos on the side of the tracks. Even the characters on the billboards come to life and sing. Foxy's job is not without troubles. His first difficulty is the cow who blocks his way and refuses to move. Later, he's in more serious trouble when he loses control of the car, sending him and the girl-fox careening down the tracks at top speed. Written by J. Spurlin

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5 September 1931 (USA)  »

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This short film is included as a bonus on the Warner Bros. DVD of The Public Enemy (1931). See more »

Goofs

The girl-fox on the streetcar sits down, but the animators forgot to draw the bench. (In the next shot, she sits down again, but this time the bench is there.) See more »

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Foxy: [singing] Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
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Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1
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Music by Edward Elgar
Played as the cow marches off
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Quite nice
15 November 2004 | by (The Hague, Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This Merrie Melodies cartoon from 1931 is actually pretty nice. The character are a lot like Mickey & Minnie Mouse, although his voice is much lower. He is a conductor on a train, she is a passenger. On the road they have trouble with a cow on the rails and the breaks that stop working. The whole time we hear the characters sing the title song.

I liked 'Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!' because its simplicity, I guess. They do not try very hard to make it special. The animation and the music fit perfectly, enough to make it very enjoyable. The part where the breaks are not working anymore gives us some good animation combined with nice laughs. If you like the old cartoons, this one will not disappoint.


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