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Merrie Melodies.

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The title is a parody of the Warner Bros. gangster film Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) with James Cagney.

Who is Ed G. Robemsome?

The character is a parody of Edward G. Robinson, a versatile actor, but best known for his gangster roles, especially Rico in Little Caesar (1931).

The program is a parody of the radio Western adventure "The Lone Ranger."

Prison inmates once wore black-and-white-striped uniforms. The cone is supposed to resemble the dunce caps that schoolteachers once commonly made erring children wear for punishment.

The robbery scene in some prints is missing the tattletale bank teller ("I'm going to tay-yull!"), whom a member of Killer's gang knocks over the head with a bludgeon. Also missing is Officer Flanagan yelling "Take that, you rat!" while throwing cheese to a real rat.

Source: The Censored Cartoons Page

Is this available on DVD?

Yes, it's included in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume Three (2005) (V) Disc 2; and as a bonus on the 2005 DVD edition of The Roaring Twenties (1939).

Watch Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939) on Spiked Humor here.

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