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The Wearing of the Grin (1951)

Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / O'Mike (voice)
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Storyline

Spending the night in an old Irish castle, Porky is put on trial by two leprechauns who suspect him of trying to steal their gold. His sentence: wear the magic green shoes which keep him dancing a jig.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niin hymy hyytyy... See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the song "The Wearing of the Green", an anonymously-penned Irish street ballad dating to 1798. See more »

Quotes

O'Mike: O'Pat!
O'Pat: What is it, O'Mike?
O'Mike: He's after our pot of gold, he is. Oh-ho-ho-ho!
O'Pat: The devil you say, O'Mike.
O'Mike: The devil I don't. O'Pat!
O'Pat: And *now* what is it, O'Mike?
O'Mike: We must hide the pot of gold, we must, we must.
[Runs around the room with the pot in his hands]
O'Pat: Hold on. Wait, stop. Here, now. Whoa. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. WAIT A MINUTE!
[O'Mike stops]
[...]
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Connections

References What's Up Doc? (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Music by J.R. Shannon
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Visually imaginative and funny
20 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Wearing of the Grin is not a favourite by all means, but I liked it a lot. The animation is very good, with beautiful colouring, convincing character features and dream-like visual effects. The music as pretty much always is a delight as well, as are the sight gags(beware of the leprechauns was a good one). I for one enjoyed the climax, it was funny if a tad predictable, and the dialogue comes by thick and fast. The story is effective if slight, and the characters are good too. Porky is suitably timid here, but it is O Pat and O Mike who steal the show, they could be seen as stereotypical but they were funny, that's what mattered to me. And of course Mel Blanc is excellent. Overall, it is visually imaginative and definitely worth a look at least once. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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