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I Haven't Got a Hat (1935)

It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title ... See full summary »

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Billy Bletcher ...
Beans / Ex (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty ...
Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen ...
Little Kitty, Ham (voice) (uncredited)
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Miss Cud (voice) (uncredited)
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It's recital day at the schoolhouse. First up: Porky, who recites The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. A nervous kitten recites Mary Had a Little Lamb. The puppies Ham and Ex sing the title song. Oliver Owl plays the piano; Beans the cat puts a cat and dog inside, and they play a tune as well. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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9 March 1935 (USA)  »

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Oudot musikantit  »

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The title is from the song "I Haven't Got a Hat", written by Buddy Bernier and Bob Emmerich and sung during the cartoon short. See more »

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Porky Pig: Listen, my children, and you shall hear 'The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere'.
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Light Cavalry Overture
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Music by Franz von Suppé
Played during Porky's recital
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Not Really Funny, But Memorable For Several Reasons
7 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is Porky Pig's debut, although it certainly is not an attractive first look at the stuttering porker. Porky and a couple of other "kids" are all part of school musical and recital and Porky's bit leads off the show.

He recites a rendition of Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere," or at least starts to but it quickly becomes Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade." Mostly he just sweats while trying to remember his lines. I liked the sound effects help Porky received from offstage and the fact that even though his classmates unleashed the dogs on him, they did give him good applause!

"Ham and Ex," two little singing dogs, get my vote for "best in show," which also featured "Miss Kitty" reciting "Mary Had A Little Lamb," and the piano playing "Oliver Owl," whose tune is greatly enhanced by a fighting dog and cat inserted into the piano by a mischief-making fellow student.

This one really isn't much for laughs but overall, it's "cute" and it's in color, which is pretty good considering it's made in 1935. In fact, the graphics and the color restoration are excellent for 1935 and it's a collector's piece of sorts being that it's Porky's debut. It is the lead-off cartoon on Disc 3 of Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 3.


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