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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.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
... Dora Standpipe (uncredited)
... Dan Backslide / telegraph boy (voice) (uncredited)
John McLeish ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ... Tom Dover (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
Marjorie Tarlton ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
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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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Dan Backslide is a caricature of Warner Bros. animator Ken Harris. See more »

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[Dan Backslide notices a old car parked in front of the pool hall]
Dan Backslide: A runabout. I'll steal it! NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!
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Featured in Animated Century (2003) See more »

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Frankie and Johnny
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[Credited to Hughie Cannon]
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Early Jones effort one of his wackiest
23 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

A gem from the early 1940's, Jones took a path that would lead to the UPA animation revolution of the fifties with "Dover Boys". Although this film was hated by studio brass (and Jones almost canned because of it) it has become an animation classic--if anything else, the pursuit of "sweet Dora Standpipe" by vile Dan Backslide is hilarious. Listen for the Dover Boys' tendancy to break into barbershop harmony at inappropriate times, and the most unusual hide-and-seek game in civilized history.


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