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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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Half Musical, Half Cartoon 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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Certification:
Canada:G (Nova Scotia)

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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:
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:
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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Half Musical, Half Cartoon, 9 February 2007
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Whew, does this animated short look dated. Well, maybe because it was one of the first of the talkie cartoons. It looks it, and sounds it, but that's what also makes this different and charming, in a way.

Actually, this is as much a "musical" as it is a cartoon. The title song is song several times during the seven minutes, by two different Mickey & Minnie Mouse-type characters, and by a bunch of hobos. It's a catchy song with good lyrics, too.

This is not really all that funny, but it entertains throughout. Like early 1930s movies, it has a certain look to it that was long gone by the end of the decade. I liked this, because it was different than most cartoons we've seen over the years.

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