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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Niin hymy hyytyy... 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

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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Soundtracks

Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral (That's an Irish Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Music by J.R. Shannon
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Decent Short
12 April 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Wearing of the Grin, The (1951)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

It's a dark and stormy night so Porky Pig tries to get shelter inside a dark castle but he turns into a couple leprechauns who think he's there to steal their gold. This has never been one of my favorites and this latest viewing just affirmed that for me. The thought of Porky going up against a couple leprechauns should have made for some great entertainment but that's not the case here as we only get a couple small laughs. The whole gimmick of the two leprechauns coming together as one was an interesting idea but not enough is done with it. The same could be said about the joke dealing with the dancing shoes. Even Porky himself doesn't have too much to do. Considering it only runs 7-minutes you're going to stay entertained but there's so much better out there.


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