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A Ham in a Role (1949)

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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 ... 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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When the gophers are sleeping in the book, each of the gophers are covered by two pages the ham actor is reading from (the gophers' snoring causes the pages to fly up revealing them). The Ham actor then throws the book outside with the gophers still inside the book. The book then opens up after hitting a tree and and the pages previously covering the gophers have disappeared. See more »

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There are two Closing Credits in A Ham in a Role. First Closing Credits: ten seconds after Opening Credits conclude. Second Closing Credits: shortly after Mac & Tosh (The Goofy Gophers) got a horse to kick the dog out of its home and right back to the studio that it resigned from. See more »

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Followed by Tease for Two (1965) See more »

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From "Songs Without Words"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played briefly when the Dog arrives at his country house
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I can call gophers from the vasty deep
23 November 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Topnotch Goofy Gophers cartoon, doing what they do best: pricking the vanity of the inept, in this case, a dog who wishes to give up doing slapstick cartoons for Warner Brothers and do Shakespearian roles instead.

Although this cartoon is credited to McKimson, it shows the hand of Art Davis, the most under-rated of the directors at Termite Terrace -- the hambone hound likes to wear a bow tie. Davis had his own unit, but it was folded into McKimson's in the late 1940s. A pity, as he was a much better director than McKimson. Take a look at this one and see.


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