Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, will inherit one million pounds if he can keep his temper in check. Thing is, he has to endure Bugs Bunny as his house guest.

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Bedlam Manor, 17th-century England. Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, learns that the King has cut off his allowance and takes his frustrations out on his servant by slamming his large nose in the book. Just as he's complaining about where to get more funds, Bugs Bunny comes to the door. The bunny offers 1 million pounds to a mild-tempered person - he picks Sam - then provides an anger-management catch: If Sam loses his temper for any reason, Bugs gets to subtract from the balance. Sam, anxious for the cash, quickly becomes mild-tempered and welcomes Bugs into his palace. The rest of the cartoon depicts Bugs playing the role of annoying house guest, seemingly to test Sam's temper and patience. Sam loses every time, as he blows his cool when he's asked repeatedly to pass the salt, pepper and ketchup; Bugs hears Sam grumble under his breath and deducts from his cash account; Sam can't even go outside to vent his anger without Bugs knowing about it. That night, Bugs keeps Sam awake with an ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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This cartoon debuts a number of changes to the opening and closing titles of Warner Bros. cartoons:
  • The copyright byline now says "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc." instead of "The Vitaphone Corp."
  • The cross-fade from the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies card to the cartoon title is, on most cartoons, replaced with a fade to black.
  • The credits on most cartoons are now done in Dom Casual.
  • On the end card, underneath "A Warner Bros. Cartoon", "A Vitagraph Release" (Looney Tunes) or "A Vitaphone Release" (Merrie Melodies) appears.
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When Bugs is doing his "bronze lullaby" near Sam's room, we hear him singing to the music, but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

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[first lines]
Advisor: B-but sire, there is no more money. Your uncle the king has cut off your allowance.
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Edited into Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983) See more »

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"From Hare to Heir":..overlooked gem..
29 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I truly agree with all of the other postings..incidentally, this is very similar to the blockbuster 2003 Happy Madison/Revolutoon/Columbia Pictures hit "Anger Management", starring Adam Sadnler (in the Sam role, and in the same year that WB's own failed Bugs-centric "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" later (November 2003) hit theatres.), Jack Nicholson (in the "Bugs" role), Marisa Tomeei, January Jones,etc. (Of course, unlike Sam, even Adam Sandler wins at the end..) This is one of the ,last laugh out cartoons at Warners, ironic given "What's "Opera Doc" is often considered the big gem (released three years before it). incidentally, in 1983 when this was showcased in the "Daffy Duck Movie: Fantastic Island" it ruined the whole closing gag (Sam reacting to what happened in the end--------I won't spoil it..) while adding the "Sam as heir from rich uncle" setup not mentioned in the original cartoon...and I agree Bugs knows Sam WAY too well for the old grey hare's annoying 9to Sam) traits NOT to be a COINCIDENCE (hee hee!) !! Which of course is the whole funny part..!!


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