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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)

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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Foxy: [singing] Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
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Connections

Featured in Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Gang's All Here (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Year of Jubilo
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Played when the streetcar happens upon a cow
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Foxy's swan song, memorable mainly for the title song and little else

This is the third of the three Foxy cartoons, an obnoxiously, relentlessly cheerful short that probably hastened the retirement of the lead character. Notable for the title tune and for Friz Freleng serving as an animator, this is a curio more than anything else. A few cute bits, but not terribly special or memorable in and of itself. Worth watching and recommended if you really like old black and white animation.


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