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The Hardship of Miles Standish (1940)

In this version of "The Courtship of Miles Standish", Elmer Fudd is messanger John Alden, sent to give Miles' love letter to Pricilla. While delivering the message, however, her house is ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Grandson - Priscilla (voice) (uncredited)
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Miles Standish - Indians (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Radio Announcer / Grandpa (voice) (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
John Alden (voice) (uncredited)
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In this version of "The Courtship of Miles Standish", Elmer Fudd is messanger John Alden, sent to give Miles' love letter to Pricilla. While delivering the message, however, her house is attacked by Indians, and John is the only one who can save her. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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27 April 1940 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It is obvious that the Indian mouths, "Goddamn son of a bitch". See more »

Goofs

The onscreen copyright date is MCMXXXX for 1940, instead of the correct MCMXL. It violates a specific Roman numerals rule: never use 4 or more similar letters in a row. See more »

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Grandpa: And that's the story of Priscilla and Miles Standish.
[sits back in his chair, lights his pipe and puffs]
Grandpa: And if that ain't the truth, I hope lightnin' strikes me!
[a huge bolt of lightning strikes the house. Grandpa is hanging from a rafter]
Grandpa: Anyhow, that's the way I heard it.
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Edited from Porky's Phoney Express (1938) See more »

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Music by Thomas Haynes Bayley
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Not Exactly "Timeless"
9 June 1999 | by (Destin, Florida) – See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd is quite good as John Alden, seen here as a singing telegram messenger. Unfortunately, for the most part this is one Warner Bros. cartoon that hasn't aged too well.


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