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A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947)

Bugs Bunny relates his early life in the Manhattan tenements and spotlights his encounter with a gang of canine toughs.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

Michael Maltese (story), Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Spike / Dogs (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Hase aus Manhattan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title is a play on "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a coming-of-age novel set in early twentieth century Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

Bugs Bunny: Eh, whatcha looking for?
Spike: I'm looking for a rabbit.
Bugs Bunny: Did he had long ears, a fuzzy tail, and hop around like this?
[Hops around]
Spike: Yeah, yeah. That's him.
Bugs Bunny: And is there a tough-looking mug chasing him, with a derby,
[Puts on Spike's derby]
Bugs Bunny: ... and a turtleneck sweater,
[Puts on Spike's sweater]
Bugs Bunny: ... and a big cigar,
[...]
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Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Played when Bugs emerges from the hole in the window box
Also played when the bulldog lands in the stroller
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Bugs Bunny, the movie star
20 October 2011 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

The famous Bugs Bunny, the much loved and adored movie star, is interviewed at his Hollywood home.He tells about his life, starting from when he was just a little bunny in Manhattan.And then he tells about his encounter with the dogs.Guess who wins.A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947) is directed by Friz Freleng.Mel Blanc is the voice of Bugs Bunny, as usual.Bea Benaderet is Lola Beverly.Dogs' voices are provided by Michael Maltese and Tedd Pierce.It's most amusing to watch the singing and tap dancing Bugs Bunny.And the way he fools the dogs.Like the dog pile on the rabbit, except that Bugs isn't at the bottom of that pile.Just classic Bugs!


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