A battleship, manned mainly by dogs (and Porky), and whose captain sounds rather like Yosemite Sam, sets sail. When the crew threatens to get to the mess hall before the captain, he orders ... See full summary »

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A battleship, manned mainly by dogs (and Porky), and whose captain sounds rather like Yosemite Sam, sets sail. When the crew threatens to get to the mess hall before the captain, he orders them to halt (and they do, some in mid-air). The ship gets a radio message of a reward for capturing the pirate submarine. The crew sets out in planes to go looking, leaving Porky behind. Naturally, the sub comes after the ship, and defense is up to Porky. He manages to repel the boarding party and winches the sub onboard with a plunger. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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17 December 1938 (USA)  »

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The Song of the Marines
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Warner Bros. was obsessed with all things nautical in the 1900s, offering gobs and gobs . . .
3 April 2017 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . of sea-themed fare, including this Looney Tune, PORKY THE GOB. If memory serves, Porky's turn on the Poop Deck was preceded by BOSKO THE GOB and BUDDY THE GOB. I believe PORKY THE GOB was followed by EGGHEAD THE GOB, ELMER THE GOB, DAFFY THE GOB, and MICHIGAN J. FROG THE GOB (though I could be getting that last title confused with something else). The U.S. Navy Flattop featured in PORKY THE GOB is manned by a mixed crew of canines and lower-order primates, with Porky apparently serving as the lone swine. America's favorite ham plays his tulip-in-the-onion-patch part to perfection, winding up as the hero of this story when he captures a thinly-veiled Nazi U-Boat single-handed. PORKY THE GOB is just one in a series of Looney Tunes, live-action shorts, and feature films churned out by Warner Bros. in the 1930s to Warn America of Hitler's Coming Storm. Though Warner's clairvoyant prognosticators patriotically tried to give all of Der Fuhrer's U.S. Senator buddies from the Rich People's Party hot feet with these repeated cinematic omens, Fascism proved to be too entrenched in our Real Life Congress--Then as Now--to save America from Disaster (back then, of course, that would be Pearl Harbor, but Today? Who knows what Troubles Lurk?).


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