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Boyhood Daze (1957)

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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that ... See full summary »

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Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Ralph Phillips: My insurance will cover the cost of the broken window, Mother, take whatever's left and buy yourself a catcher's mitt...
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Follows Drafty, Isn't It? (1957) See more »

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Dear Little Boy of Mine
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Music by Ernest Ball
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Someday they'll all be sorry
20 July 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Here we have yet another rarely-seen and under-appreciated cartoon classic by Chuck Jones. Ralph Phillips' three fantasies after he gets sent to his room for breaking a window are exactly the the sort of thing that any imaginative nine-year-old would think of, and the script is chock full of screwy lines like "My insurance will pay for the the window and use whatever is left over to buy yourself a catcher's mitt" and "You are being pursued by Martians who all got "A"s in Arithmetic" -- just the sort of vengeful daymares that every child who is regularly laughed at by his classmates would dream. It was so good that Jones managed one and a half sequels. Keep an eye out for this one.


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