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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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Grandson - Priscilla (voice) (uncredited)
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Miles Standish - Indians (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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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: Well, the Injuns were gettin' the best of the ordeal, 'til one of'em pulled a boner.
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Referenced in Slightly Daffy (1944) See more »

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Apple Blossoms and Chapel Bells
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Music by Al Hoffman, Walter Kent and Mann Curtis
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Some funny jokes, but Native American stereotypes hard to watch
2 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Elmer Fudd is funny as singing telegram messenger John Alden, trying to defend Priscilla from an Indian attack. There are a few enjoyable gags, but the negative depiction of Native Americans as dopey savages makes this difficult to watch and inappropriate for the children who are probably its primary target audience. As someone else correctly points out in the trivia for this cartoon, one of the Native American characters can be seen mouthing obscenities at a comrade who has shot him with an arrow. More valuable today for academic purposes than as entertainment, THE HARDSHIP OF MILES STANDISH is undone by its offensive content.


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