The bulldog wants to take a nap. Tom wants to chase Jerry around the house. Naps and noise don't mix, and so the bulldog threatens Tom to keep quiet or else.
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Billy Bletcher ...
Spike (voice) (uncredited)
William Hanna ...
Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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The family dog warns Tom not to make any noise so he can take a nap. Jerry hears this and immediately devises plans to ensure that the dog's nap will be interrupted (breaking plates, playing musical instruments, etc.). One of the few cartoons in the Tom and Jerry series in which one of the main characters speaks. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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22 September 1945 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Tom: [reading under his breath] "To Tom: My favorite cat I leave my sole earthly posession..."
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Tom: One custard pie? Let me have it!
[Jerry lets him have it all right]
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Followed by Down Beat Bear (1956) See more »

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I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
Music by N.J. Clesi
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14 June 2008 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Spike the dog is desperate for some shut-eye, but finds sleeping impossible with Tom and Jerry causing a ruckus around the house. The stressed-out bulldog warns Tom that he'll skin the cat alive if he is woken one more time; Jerry naturally takes this as his cue to try and make as much noise as possible.

'Quiet Please!' won an Oscar for best animated short in 1945, but to be honest, I cannot see why (unless, perhaps, there was not a lot of competition that year). The cartoon is admittedly funny, with the usual plethora of violent gags providing laughs mostly at Tom's expense, but it is pretty standard fare for the cartoon cat and mouse and nothing we haven't seen many times before.


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