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Bars and Stripes Forever (1939)

some canine prisoners attempt to make a break from prison.

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some canine prisoners attempt to make a break from prison.

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The penants on the prisoner's walls are of other famous state or federal penitentiaries (Sing Sing, Folsom, Atlanta, and others). See more »

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The Umbrella Man
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Music by Vincent Rose and Larry Stock
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Stone walls do not a prison make...but they sure help!
5 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Weird little Merrie Melodies short about the fun times to be had in prison. No one's playing hide the soap here so don't get excited. It's basically just showing the convicts lounging around and trying to escape. The guards are on constant patrol looking for someone out of line to hit with their blackjacks. The warden's walking around like an idiot mumbling and doing a Hugh Herbert impression. By the way, I should point out the characters in this are dogs not humans. The animation is good with well-drawn characters and backgrounds and nice colors. The music is jazzy and fun. Solid voice work all around. There are a few good gags here and there but, ultimately, there's nothing special about this cartoon. It's amusing but forgettable.


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