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The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942)

Three fun-loving, morally upright brothers from Pimento University save their fiancée from their fiendish archenemy, Dan Backslide, in this spoof of the Rover Boys.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story) (as Ted Pierce)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Dora Standpipe (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Dan Backslide / Telegraph Boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Tom Dover (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
Marjorie Tarlton Marjorie Tarlton ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon depicting the exploits of the Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry (of Pimento University), and their rescue of dainty Dora Standpipe (of Miss Cheddar's Female Academy) from the clutches of coward, bully, cad and thief Dan Backslide. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dover Boys See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dan Backslide is a caricature of Warner Bros. animator Ken Harris. See more »

Quotes

Messenger: Telegram for the Dover Boys. Misters Tom, Dick, and Larry, c/o Wayward Tavern, Upper Bottleneck, New York. Sirs, quote, HEEEEEEEELP!, unquote. Signed, Dora.
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Soundtracks

While Strolling Through the Park One Day
Music by Ed Haley
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Oh brother...
20 May 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

I think we could do without this one. It's not really played for laughs like the better ones. The Dover Boys weren't very interesting at all. On the other hand, Dan Backslide was a hilarious character and made it easier to watch this short. Other than him, don't waste your time.


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