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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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Quite nice See more (9 total) »

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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Trivia:
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 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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Soundtrack:
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1See more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Quite nice, 15 November 2004
Author: rbverhoef (rbverhoef@hotmail.com) from The Hague, Netherlands

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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