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A Hound for Trouble (1951)

Kicked off the boat in Italy, Charlie forces himself upon a pizzeria owner. Donning his best Italian accent and garb, Charlie sets to work as a waiter, astonishing and horrifying the ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Charlie Dog / Pizzeria Owner (voice)
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Storyline

Kicked off the boat in Italy, Charlie forces himself upon a pizzeria owner. Donning his best Italian accent and garb, Charlie sets to work as a waiter, astonishing and horrifying the customers with his barefoot grape-stomping and musical rendition of "Atsa Matta for You?" Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1951 (USA) See more »

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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

Included on the Warner DVD of On Moonlight Bay (1951) See more »

Goofs

When the dog is crushing the grapes to make the wine, the bottle on right of the screen is tan colored. When he pours the grape juice into the bottle its clear glass and on the left of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Captain: Alright men! Get a little action into that cargo. Look alive now! Look alive! Alright, alright. Stand clear! Start moving those starboard crates. Easy does it!
Captain: [discovering that Charlie Dog was hiding behind the crates] What the? You again? I thought I threw you off in Peru!
Charlie Dog: What are you anyway? A dog hater?
Captain: [has Charlie Dog hurled flying from the ship to the fishing docks] And stay off my ship!
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Connections

Edited into That's All Folks! Tales from Termite Terrace (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Lucia
Music by Teodoro Cottrau
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Awaiting More Charlie Dog on Volume 5
4 March 2007 | by andrewkolodySee all my reviews

This was very funny. I love him holding the attention of those on the sidewalk in his cartoons and later holding up the leaning tower of Piza in this short. I hope WB includes more of these cartoons from the late 40's through the 50's which are among their funniest thanks in a huge part to Michaels Maltese's stories, Chuck's timing and Mel's characterizations. Maybe I am biased as I grew up on Maltese-cartoons being 43 years old, but I find that his sense of humour far surpasses the novelty and slapstick style of early cartoons. I hope that volume 5 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection will contain some more of obscure characters. This is not to say that Bugs and Daffy should take a back seat to them, I just think the tunes from the early days have been well represented in the first 4 volumes and it is time to lets enjoy the wit, timing and voice of three legends from the 40's and 50's.


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