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
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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
[Dan Backslide notices a old car parked in front of the pool hall
A runabout. I'll steal it! No one will ever know!
Featured in Animated Century
Music by Henry Tucker
Lyrics by George Cooper
Sung with substitute lyrics See more