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Back Alley Oproar (1948)

Sylvester sings opera and popular tunes while standing on a back alley fence; Elmer, who wants to sleep, tries to thwart him.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writers:

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

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester (voice)
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Storyline

A weary Elmer Fudd retires to bed with hopes for a good night's sleep, but his slumber is disrupted by the incessant singing of Sylvester Cat, who is perched atop a fence beneath Elmer's window. Fudd resorts to increasingly violent methods to try to silence the pesky feline. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concierto gatuno See more »

Company Credits

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

Sylvester's version of "Angel in Disguise" is done in the style of Spike Jones, right down to Sylvester starting the song in an operatic voice (without the lisp), the wacky sound effects, the brass, banjos and tubas. See more »

Goofs

After Sylvester puts Elmer to bed after singing him a lullaby only to wake him up again with a loud one-man band display, he escapes out a door with Elmer chasing him. When Sylvester goes out the door, the door knob is on the right side of the door, but when Elmer reaches the door, the door knob is on the left. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Fudd: [has Sylvester at gunpoint] Now I've got you, and I'm gonna wub you out compwetwy.
Sylvester: Now just a minute, my fine feathered friend. Ain't you got no aesthetic sense? No ear for musical appreciation?
Elmer Fudd: No, and I'm gonna bwow you to smitheweens.
Sylvester: [singing] Go to sleep, go to sleep...
Elmer Fudd: [getting sleepy] Stop it.
Sylvester: ...shut your big, blood-shot eyes...
Elmer Fudd: Now you stop that.
[falls asleep]
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Connections

Remake of Notes to You (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

You Never Know Where You're Goin' Till You Get There
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Sylvester
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tickle me Elmer
27 November 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

In what seems to have been the only pairing of Elmer Fudd and Sylvester the Cat, the former tries to get some sleep, but the latter keeps singing and keeping him awake. While Elmer keeps trying to go after Sylvester - often pretty violently - Sylvester is always ahead of him. "Back Alley Oproar" is, if nothing else, an example of the great results when certain characters co-star. Those guys behind the Looney Tunes cartoons were never afraid to come up with any wacky thing that they wanted. I'll admit that I figured out what was going to happen at the very end before it came, but the rest of the cartoon more than made up for that. Really funny.

Grease and nails...what a combo.


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