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Tom Turkey and His Harmonica Humdingers (1940)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Short | 8 June 1940 (USA)
Tom Turkey and his friends play their harmonicas so enthusiastically that they nearly destroy the general store.

Director:

Hugh Harman (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Tom Turkey / General Store Owner / Police Officer (voice) (uncredited)
Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals ... Group of Harmonica Players (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom and three of his friends play harmonicas continuously, and vigorously so vigorously that they wreck the local general store. And despite the attempts of one bird to keep playing "Dixie" on the flute, no matter what else is being played. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Huuliharppuveijarit See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included as an extra on the 'I Love You Again' DVD, disc 4 of the 'TCM Spotlight: Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection'. See more »

Soundtracks

The Fountain in the Park
(uncredited)
aka "While Strolling Through the Park One Day"
Written by Ed Haley
Sung by Tom Turkey
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Very good example of its ilk, tossed in as an extra on my Myrna Loy and William Powell DVD!
17 August 2016 | by talisencrwSee all my reviews

This was a great cartoon extra on my 'I Love You Again' DVD that was Disc 4 of my 5-film 'TCM Spotlight: Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection'. In it, four harmonica-playing birds play so intensely that they end up destroying a general store, despite the owner trying his best at damage control. A Yankee-hating rebel from the South, still carrying a grudge, keeps trying with his flute to play 'Dixie' but is subsequently either ignored or suppressed by the rest of the troupe. One of the best of this sort of thing (and I love this era of classic animation), not concentrating on a proved character, that I have seen in a long while.


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