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Dough Ray Me-ow (1948)

Louie the Parrot is second in line to inherit the family fortune behind the family cat Heathcliff. Louis plots the end of Heathcliff.


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Lloyd Turner (story)


Mel Blanc

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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Louie the Parrot / Heathcliff / Radio Music (voice)


Louie the Parrot finds a written will stating that his master bequeathes the family fortune not to him, but to his fellow household pet, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso that Louie is next in line to inherit the wealth if Heathcliff dies. So, Louie plots the untimely demise of Heathcliff. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

14 August 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No me dejen sin mi parte See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Color (Cinecolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rooster's Millions, the book being read by Louie the Parrot, is a reference to Brewster's Millions, published in 1902. The original novel tells the story of Montgomery Brewster, a young man who inherits a million dollars (roughly $27 million in 2016 dollars) and then must spend every penny of it within a year, without retaining any assets or property, in order to inherit a greater amount. The novel has been adapted several times, most notably into Brewster's Millions (1985). See more »


Heathcliff: [Louie puts an apple on his head] Duh, what's that for, Louie?
Louie the Parrot: You wanna play games, don't ya? Well we're gonna play William Tell.
[Replaces the apple with a cherry]
Heathcliff: Oh, boy! William Tell, William Tell! Duh... Who is he?
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The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
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Heathcliff: Dumb And Pretty Funny
9 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

The first shot we see is parrot reading a book called "Rooster's Millions," (a pun on "Brewster's Millions.). Anway, the whatever the title, it aptly fits the story here. The parrot's name is "Louie," by the way, another Mel Blanc character with a strong Brooklyn accent.

"Heathcliff the cat" is the other main character and this fat cat is about as dumb as a brick. He gives Louie a sheet a paper he found and asks the parrot to read it for him. It reads, "Last will and testament: I leave one million dollars to my pet cat Heathcliff. In the event of his disappearance, the money goes to my pet bird, Louie."

This actually was better than I thought, thinking that Heathcliff would act so stupid this cartoon would be dumb, but it isn't. Heathcliff is so stupid, he's funny. He's so good-hearted you have to root for him. No matter what the greedy parrot does to plan his demise, of course, it backfires. The sight gags are very, very funny.

I've seen a similar story with "Droopy," in which Spike tried to get the inheritance money but Droopy was a lot smarter than Heathcliff, and the cartoon had a better ending than this one. Still, this one had its moments.

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