The sycophantic newsreel reporter Lola Beverly wants Bugs Bunny's life story. The great Hollywood star tells of his humble beginnings in the tenements of Manhattan. We see poor Bugs terrorized by a gang of canine toughs led by a bullying bulldog who smokes a cigar and wears a derby and a turtleneck sweater. He's subjected to a cruel "dog pile on the rabbit," but our wily Bugs soon turns the tables on these toughs. Bugs subjects his main tormenter to pies in his face; a confusing performance in front of an Egyptian cigarette billboard; a fall from the top of a building; and an embarrassing entanglement in a series of clotheslines. Bugs Bunny finds his real saviors are Betty Smith and a book title calculated to win the heart of any New York bow-wow.
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The title is a play on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a coming-of-age novel set in early twentieth century Brooklyn. See more
So there I was, trapped, overwhelmed by superior numbers.
My goodness, Bugs. How did you ever get out of that one?
Well, I grabbed the nearest thing I could get my hands on, determined to make their victory a costly one.
[Flashback: Bugs grabs a book to throw at the dogs; the dogs see the cover and run across the Brooklyn Bridge; Bugs looks at the cover, which reads "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"
Hey, you know? Maybe I ought to read this thing.
Music by Percy Gaunt
Played during the establishing shot of New York and the window box See more