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The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Short, Animation  |  19 September 1942 (USA)
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Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

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(story) (as Ted Pierce)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
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Dora Standpipe (uncredited)
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Dan Backslide / telegraph boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ...
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Tedd Pierce ...
Tom Dover (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
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Marjorie Tarlton ...
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A 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon depicting the exploits of the Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry (of Pimento University), and their rescue of dainty Dora Standpipe (of Miss Cheddar's Female Academy) from the clutches of coward, bully, cad and thief Dan Backslide. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Chuck Jones made his first attempt at experimenting with the traditional cartoon format and layout with this cartoon. He later said that Warner Brothers originally refused to release the film and threatened to fire him. Fortunately for him (and for animation history) the studio needed the cartoon to fill short release orders. See more »

Quotes

Dan Backslide: Confound those Dover boys! Oh, how I hate them! I hate Tom, I hate Dick, and I hate Larry! They drive me to drink!
[Dan zips over the bar and rapidly downs the drinks that the bartender serves him, with the bartender taking one drink for himself]
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Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

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While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music by Ed Haley
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Early Jones effort one of his wackiest
23 April 1999 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

A gem from the early 1940's, Jones took a path that would lead to the UPA animation revolution of the fifties with "Dover Boys". Although this film was hated by studio brass (and Jones almost canned because of it) it has become an animation classic--if anything else, the pursuit of "sweet Dora Standpipe" by vile Dan Backslide is hilarious. Listen for the Dover Boys' tendancy to break into barbershop harmony at inappropriate times, and the most unusual hide-and-seek game in civilized history.


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