A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two ... See full summary »

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A Shakespearian dog, tired of being a pie-in-the-face looney tune, quits Warner Brothers to study dramatic acting and goes to his country house to practice the bard. He finds that two polite twin gophers have taken over his abode and angrily throws them out. They retaliate by violently heckling him in comical accordance with his Shakespeare speeches. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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13 December 1949 (USA)  »

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A Ham in a Role (1949)'s date of release, Tuesday, December 13th, 1949, was also long time comedian, comical and drama actor, plus dancer, Dick Van Dyke's twenty-fourth birthday. See more »

Crazy Credits

There are two closing credits in this short, A Ham in a Role (1949). First closing credit, is ten seconds after opening credits concluded. Second closing credits: shortly after Mac & Tosh, ("The Goofy Gophers" and very polite) got a horse to kick the dog out of its home and right back to the Warner Brothers' animation studio that it had just resigned from. The opening and closing credits show it is a Merrie Melodies' cartoon. Just before the dog signs a resignation page, the first closing credit sign, shows it as if a Looney Tune cartoon has just completely been made, or played, at Warner Brothers' theatre studio. See more »

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Followed by I Gopher You (1954) See more »

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You Don't Know How Much You Can Suffer
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Written by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklin
Played when the Dog first speaks and knocks pies out of his ear
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It stars Mac and Tosh--so it's obviously well worth your time.
6 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I have always loved Mac and Tosh, the Gopher Twins. They are cute and very wicked little characters from Looney Tunes that never fail to make me laugh--though they don't appear in this film until it is almost half complete.

The cartoon begins with a very snooty, Frasier Crane sort of dog who is tired of slapstick and low humor, so he leaves the Looney Tunes studio for good. His intent is to become a Shakespearian actor but unfortunately, he comes into contact with the gophers--and they make his life miserable. And, being that this dog is so full of himself and sophisticated, it's fun to watch him being taken down a few pegs by the little rodents. Well worth seeing like all the Mac and Tosh films.


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