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Shanghai Sam needs a new crew for his ship. Bugs signs on but rebels at the captain's cruelty.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Traumatized Sailor / Mouse (voice)
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Storyline

Shanghai Sam needs a new crew for his ship. Bugs signs on but rebels at the captain's cruelty.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Liebre amotinada See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Traumatized Sailor: [fleeing from Sam's ship screaming] I was a human being once...
[Sam notices the sailor, who runs off]
Yosemite Sam: Avast there! Come back here, you barnacle-bitten swab!
[Sam fires his pistols in frustration]
Yosemite Sam: Blast his scuppers! Now I gotta get me a whole new crew. I'm a-sailin' with the tide, or my name ain't Shanghai Sam... and it is.
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Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Lost in Time (1999) See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
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It takes a Bunny to tame this Sea-Devil!
19 January 2004 | by Chip_douglasSee all my reviews

Yosemite Sam gives one of his best and most believable performances as Shanghai Sam, feared captain of the Sad Sack (formerly the Jolly Roger), who has just lost another crew. Seeing as his idea of a crew is that one person is enough, he tricks the first carrot nibbling tourist he can find to get on board for a `free round the world ocean trip'. Of course he finds this Bunny is not so easily broken.

Yosemite is probably my favourite Loony villain, especially when paired with Bugs. Marvin may be more threatening to the universe, Daffy more backstabbing and the Coyote more hungry, but Sam is just plain mean. Nobody does the old `No I'm not /Yes I am' routine better than Bugs and Sam. No Toon looks as terrible in a dress as Sam and no one knows how to exploit the gullibility of a bloated ego like Bugs. As a running gag the same footage of the boat sinking and being repaired is used at least three times in a row. Each time the repetitiveness makes it funnier! (maybe this is how Lou Scheimer got the idea to start Filmation?).

7 out 10


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