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Lady, Play Your Mandolin! (1931)

Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. And then Foxy walks in and the customers go really wild.

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Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
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Things are hopping at a certain Mexican café. All the animals are singing. The tables are swaying to the music. The ape-waiter is dancing down the aisles as confetti and ribbons continually fall from the ceiling. And then Foxy walks in and the customers really go wild. He sings "A Gay Caballero" as he walks down the aisle. By the time he gets to his table, the show is ready to begin. The performer is a beautiful girl-fox singing "Lady, Play Your Mandolin." Foxy sings along, as his horse busts in and gets drunk. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spiel auf Deiner Mandoline See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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This short film is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Little Caesar (1931). See more »

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[first lines]
Animals: [singing] Lady, play your mandolin. / Lady, let that tune begin.
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A Gay Caballero
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Crumit and Lou Klein
Sung by Foxy
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extremely creepy
2 March 2007 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Not your typical Looney Tune or Merrie Melodie, this cartoon is plain weird. Trying to find a new character to replace Bosko, Foxy was created (Mickey Mouse with bigger ears and a bushy tail) to try and build a new brand ... but after three or four appearances, he disappeared into history, and was promptly forgotten.

Now, two DVDs include this cartoon and give you a chance to see for yourself. 'Lady ..' is an extra on 'Little Caesar', and also appears on Disc 3 of the 'Looney Tunes Golden Collection, volume 1' (within a documentary about lost cartoons). Watching it now it really does give me the creeps, the animation, the characters, the voices, are all extremely strange, and proof positive that the series was not always, if ever, aimed at children.

'Lady ...' uses its limited time to present a look at the sins of drink in a time of prohibition, and uses primitive and obvious gags, as well as horrible singing creatures of indeterminate species, to sing the songs.


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