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Old Glory (1939)

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Porky balks at learning the Pledge of Allegiance until Uncle Sam appears to him in a dream and gives him a lesson in American history.

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Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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Patrick Henry (archive sound) (uncredited)
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Uncle Sam, Paul Revere (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky takes a nap after refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Uncle Sam comes to him in his dreams and explains to him what the Pledge of Allegiance realistically means, and how it honors those who gave their life for the nation. Porky Pig then sees the error of his ways. Written by Mike Konczewski

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1 July 1939 (USA)  »

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Merrie Melodies: Old Glory  »

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The title refers to "Old Glory", a common nickname for the flag of the United States, that was created and bestowed by William Driver, an early nineteenth century American sea captain. See more »

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Featured in Boyz n the Hood (1991) See more »

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The Battle Cry of Freedom
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Music by George Frederick Root
Played when Uncle Sam is introduced
Also played when the Constitution is shown
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Uncle Sam teaches Porky Pig a history lesson...
22 February 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

At a time when the war clouds in Europe were gathering and it looked as though America might be drawn into the conflict of WWII, this Looney Tune with Porky Pig, OLD GLORY, served as a patriotic reminder to everyone about America's place in history. Only the politically correct hard line liberals who object to any show of patriotism would be objecting to this sort of thing today.

The human characters are drawn more realistically than usual for a cartoon, and this is appropriate since this not your typical slapstick cartoon. Fans expecting the usual from Porky Pig are bound to be a bit disappointed, but it's worth viewing for the brief history lesson it gives, full of pioneer spirit and uplifting words from men like Patrick Henry, Paul Revere and Abraham Lincoln. Well done.


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