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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B' (1941)

Hot Breath Harry is a hot trumpeter at a jazz club. He finds himself drafted into the Army, where he's assigned to be the bugler of an African-American company. But everyone hates the ... See full summary »

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Hot Breath Harry is a hot trumpeter at a jazz club. He finds himself drafted into the Army, where he's assigned to be the bugler of an African-American company. But everyone hates the bugler, because he blows reveille at the ungodly hour of 5 AM sharp. Sure enough, on his first day, Harry gets pelted with everything imaginable. He lands against a wall, where his trumpet falls on him. He plays a swinging wakeup that segues into the title tune, and nobody minds waking up to this. Everyone swings through the whole day, even when three soldiers march into a lake and two soldiers, followed by a grinning alligator, march out. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company 'B'
Music by Hugh Prince
Lyrics by Don Raye
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interesting when viewed in context
27 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this cartoon is available on the new woody woodpecker collection that debut this week. This cartoon has not aged well, since it reflects the "Amos and Andy" stereotyping of African-Americans. However, if you can watch this cartoon for the way in which it tells the story of the famous song and how the song and animation interact it is neat in the evolution of cartoons.

Once again, I wish to state that stereotyping of African-Americans is shocking by todays ideas. Therefore, I would not recommend this cartoon to the general population of viewers, because it could be highly offensive.


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