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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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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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19 September 1942 (USA)  »

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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: Dear, rich Dora Standpipe! How I love her... father's money!
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Referenced in Space Jam (1996) See more »

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In My Merry Oldsmobile
Music by Gus Edwards
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college is a time for many things, including the events portrayed here
27 November 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

To me, at least, "The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall" seems like one of the most unusual Looney Tunes cartoons, but I still liked it. Portraying some college friends trying to rescue a woman from a cad/thief, the cartoon doesn't get quite as wacky as most cartoons produced by that group - I always liked them for how zany they were - but it ends on a good note. And any Chuck Jones-directed cartoon is a good one (especially with the whole tree sequence here).

All in all, "The Dover Boys" gives one a sense of college life during WWII. Will we remember college positively or negatively? Only time will tell, but I'll sure remember this cartoon positively.


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