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The Old Pioneer (1934)

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In this first entry in MGM's Happy Harmonies series, an old man tells a newsboy about his adventures with Native Americans in the Old West.


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In this first entry in MGM's Happy Harmonies series, an old man tells a newsboy about his adventures with Native Americans in the Old West.

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Release Date:

29 September 1934 (USA)  »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
Played when the wagon train goes through the pass
Played occasionally in the score
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The Old Pioneer is pretty entertaining for an initial Happy Harmonies cartoon despite some stereotypical Indians
20 November 2009 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Just watched this first M-G-M Happy Harmonies entry by Harmon-Ising on YouTube as linked from the Saturday Morning Blog. An old man encounters a young paper boy in front of a cigar Indian statue and tells of his early days during the California Gold Rush. Not a bad initial entry for a new series of cartoons though some of the humor concerning the hostility between the Native Americans and the settlers may not go well today. (In fact, the only scene I found funny was when some clothes from a chest ran away from an attack!) It does have some good music with entertaining animation to match when we see some animals play the instruments. And despite some stereotyping of the American Indians, there is also a pro-friendship lesson when a little tribe cub gets in trouble and the man telling the tale rescues him. So on that note, The Old Pioneer is well worth a look.

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