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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile! (1931)

A streetcar conductor has adventures with a would-be passenger hippo, a cow blocking the tracks, and a runaway train while he, his passengers, and some hobos sing the title song.

Director:

Rudolf Ising (uncredited)

Star:

Rudolf Ising
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Rudolf Ising Rudolf Ising ... Foxy (voice)
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Storyline

Foxy is a streetcar driver who sings "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!" as he drives along the tracks. Nearly everyone he encounters sings along: the hippo who can't fit into the car, the girl-fox who can, and the hobos on the side of the tracks. Even the characters on the billboards come to life and sing. Foxy's job is not without troubles. His first difficulty is the cow who blocks his way and refuses to move. Later, he's in more serious trouble when he loses control of the car, sending him and the girl-fox careening down the tracks at top speed. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Улыбайся, давай, улыбайся! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This short film is included as a bonus on the Warner Bros. DVD of The Public Enemy (1931). See more »

Goofs

The first shot of the hobos shows a pot with a fire going underneath. In the next shot of the hobos (from the same angle), the pot is missing, leaving an empty space on the right side of the screen. In the third shot, the pot is back, but there's no fire underneath (even though a hobo tells the singing chicken inside to "boil, darn ya, boil"). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Foxy: [singing] Smile, darn ya, smile! / Smile, darn ya, smile! / Come on and smile, darn ya, smile!
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Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1992 by Turner Entertainment Company, with each frame traced over onto a cel. Each cel was then painted in color and photographed over a colored reproduction of each background. See more »

Connections

References Trolley Troubles (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Morning to You
(uncredited)
Music by Mildred J. Hill
Lyrics by Patty S. Hill
Sung by Foxy and the girl
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who framed Foxy
13 November 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

If the title sounds familiar, it's because you probably heard it in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit": the citizens of Toontown sing it. Obviously, the cartoon "Smile, Darn Ya Smile!" came out over half a century before "WFRR".

Despite the limited plot, this relic of the early days of Warner Bros. animation contains something that would occur several times in WB cartons over the next fifteen years: inanimate objects come to life. Some advertisements on the side of the train driven by Foxy perform some small skits. Inanimate objects also came to life in "Little Dutch Plate", "Speaking of the Weather", "You're an Education", "Have You Got Any Castles?" and "Book Revue" (after which they didn't portray it again).

Worth seeing.


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