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A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to ... See full summary »

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ... Mabel the Fat Lady (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Lucille La Verne ... The Bomber (voice) (uncredited)
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A crazed bomber is terrorizing the city. Meanwhile, a young Porky is a few cents shy of buying an ice cream soda; he starts earning it by picking up items people drop and handing them to him. But the bomber is not pleased to be on the receiving end of Porky's good deed... Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1936 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stage actress Lucille La Verne provided the voice of "The Bomber". It was surprising for La Verne to do a cartoon since, at that time, many stage actors refused to do film, much less a cartoon. About a year later, La Verne voiced the Wicked Queen/Old Crone, in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). See more »

Connections

Edited into Porky's Double Trouble (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Treacherous Knave
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Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played during the bomb placement at the beginning
Also played during the scene in the alley and bomber's lair
Played as the bomber's theme
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Terrorism can be fun
27 June 2002 | by georgeeliotSee all my reviews

Don't expect to see this one on TV. It is a perfect example that animators, especially at Warner Brothers, in the 1930's weren't afraid to use any topical subject for humor. No wonder Chris Rock cites Bugs Bunny as a major influence. It features Porky Pig before they slimmed him down. It was directed by Tex (as Fred in this case) Avery, his second directorial effort for WB. The Ha Ha subject? A terrorist bomber. It opens with a character looking like radio's The Shadow placing a bomb in front of a building and blowing it up. Next, newspaper front pages report on the further carnage and reward offered for the capture of the mad man. Porky enters the picture by trying to buy an ice cream soda. He comes up five cents short. He hits on the idea of picking up things people drop and returning them in hopes of a small reward. He sees the bomber deposit a bomb. The cartoon then kicks into high gear with Porky dogging the tale of the bomber trying to return the bomb. Now the hunter is the hunted, trying to escape his own murderous device. Porky finally chases him right into the welcoming arms of the police, earning the reward. He immediately goes back to the soda fountain and spends every penny on a mountain of ice cream sodas. If you think Tex Avery was the only animator who would make fun of terrorism, see Ali Baba Bound (Bob Clampett), oh yes, that one isn't shown any more either. Suppressing the past, doesn't it make you feel safe?


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