This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »
This short was the last one to feature Screwy Squirrel. His nemesis here is a dog patterned after the character Lenny from Of Mice and Men, which was a device used quite often in cartoons, particularly by Tex Avery (who used the two leads as the pattern for George and Junior as well). Good, if not particularly novel, short, which is probably why Avery stopped-he'd taken Screwy as far as he could and there wasn't much more to do with him. Characters were seldom important to Avery in any case. Well worth tracking down. Recommended.
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