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Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a runaway boxcar.

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Hugh Harman (uncredited), Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Johnny Murray ... Bosko (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Bosko and his porcine friend are hobos in a boxcar; they happily play "Cryin' for the Carolines" with Bosko doing vocals and the pig on the banjo. Meanwhile, the anthropomorphic engine is having trouble on the rails; it has to go up steep hills and pass over missing tracks. It even sprouts hands and arms to pull itself up a hill, but accidentally pulls down the hill's "pants," revealing polka-dotted underpants. In this struggle, the train loses its boxcar. Now Bosko is in distress as the runaway boxcar speeds down the tracks and through tunnels. A cow appears on the tracks; but the pig has been knocked out. Bosko must handle the danger on his own. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1930 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

A hobo pig is unconscious in a boxcar; but when the boxcar breaks apart, it is empty. See more »

Connections

Featured in Futurama: A Tale of Two Santas (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Highway to Heaven
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played when the train runs out of control
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Lively use of black and white in this early series cartoon.
11 January 2003 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

One of the best of the Boscos, with the runaway freight car giving the animators the chance for all manner of dynamic movement and the repeats they use only adding to the rhythm.

Bosco shouting "Mammy" in close up on his third tunnel is about as funny as it gets.Our hero has lost his ethnic voice by now.

These early cartoons represent a transition between the Pat Sullivan era and the Loony Toons, whose Schlesinger titles they carry, but even apart from that historical novelty, their lively use of black and white makes them agreeable entertainment all this time later.


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