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Release Date:
5 September 1931 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
 
Produced by
Hugh Harman .... co-producer
Rudolf Ising .... co-producer
Leon Schlesinger .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Marsales 
 
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Friz Freleng .... animator (as Isadore Freleng)
Carman Maxwell .... animator (as Max Maxwell)
Larry Martin .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Abe Lyman .... conductor
Frank Marsales .... musical director
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
7 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia)

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In the scene where Foxy was trying to push a hippo into the streetcar, which is clearly too small for her, she starts mumbling in gibberish. It's actually a backwards track and when played in reverse, she's clearly saying "Susie heard one of those Atlantic bells! Whataya think?"See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The first shot of the hobos shows a pot with a fire going underneath. In the next shot of the hobos (from the same angle), the pot is missing, leaving an empty space on the right side of the screen. In the third shot, the pot is back, but there's no fire underneath (even though a hobo tells the singing chicken inside to "boil, darn ya, boil").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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Movie Connections:
References Trolley Troubles (1927)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good Morning to YouSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
who framed Foxy, 13 November 2008
Author: Lee Eisenberg (lee.eisenberg.pdx@gmail.com) from Portland, Oregon, USA

If the title sounds familiar, it's because you probably heard it in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit": the citizens of Toontown sing it. Obviously, the cartoon "Smile, Darn Ya Smile!" came out over half a century before "WFRR".

Despite the limited plot, this relic of the early days of Warner Bros. animation contains something that would occur several times in WB cartons over the next fifteen years: inanimate objects come to life. Some advertisements on the side of the train driven by Foxy perform some small skits. Inanimate objects also came to life in "Little Dutch Plate", "Speaking of the Weather", "You're an Education", "Have You Got Any Castles?" and "Book Revue" (after which they didn't portray it again).

Worth seeing.

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