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Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee (1932)

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An American Indian boy and girl sing and dance in the forest along with the animals. Trouble begins when a fire threatens baby birds in their nest.

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As a tribe of Indians sings, the women are all falling for the three singers of the title, Bing Crosby, 'Russ Columbo', and Rudy Vallee. A brave brings a radio to his girlfriend, and she joins in the title song. The woodland animals join in, doing impersonations. While the tribe dances, a fire gets out of control. Three baby birds, trapped in a tree, are saved by a spider web used as a net. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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19 March 1932 (USA)  »

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We hear the (imitation) singing voice of Bing Crosby. A dog looks and sings like Rudy Vallee. The title song (by Joseph A. Burke and Al Dubin) also makes reference to Russ Columbo, but we don't hear him mimicked or see him caricatured. See more »

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As the American Indian boy tunes his radio, his feather disappears for a frame or two and then returns. See more »

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[first lines]
Indian Chief: [singing] When it comes to pale face enemies, I know only three.
Indians: Crosby, Columbo and Vallee!
Indian Chief: They made a million Indian women wish that they were free.
Indians: Crosby, Columbo and Vallee!
Indian Chief: Those crooning troubadours are stealing all our squawrs. / Now I know what has become of Sally. / And every time you kiss your girl, who is she thinking of?
Totem Pole: Crosby, Columbo and Vallee!
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Referenced in The Queen Was in the Parlor (1932) See more »

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Many Happy Returns of the Day
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Crosby, Columbo, and Vallee was another Harmon-Ising Merrie Melodies cartoon that was pretty entertaining
21 January 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this Harmon-Ising Merrie Melodies cartoon for producer Leon Schlesinger in association with Warner Bros. on YouTube. It's basically a musical one with American Indians (or Native Americans if you want to be PC) singing the title song as to what the public was crazy about music-wise during this period. Nice dancing movements abound and there are some amusing gags near the end concerning fire, trees, birds, and the way the fire gets put out. There are also uncanny impersonations of Crosby and Vallee. So on that note, this cartoon is worth a look. P.S. Since this was the early '30s, the familiar Warner Bros. cartoon characters like Porky Pig, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck have yet to be created. If the animal character designs seem a little close to what the Walt Disney animation looked like at the time, that's because Hugh Harmon and Rudy Ising had originally worked for Uncle Walt in the '20s before leaving just as a certain mouse made Walt famous...


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