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Sylvester Cat and a scrawny bulldog escape from a truck headed for the city animal pound and make like convicts on the lam.

Director:

Friz Freleng

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Bulldog (voice)
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Storyline

A cat and a dog are chained together in the paddy wagon on the way to the city pound. When the door flies open, they put aside their dislike for one another and make a break for it across country. The chain joining them at the arm creating an obvious barrier to a fast getaway. Written by bob the moo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1961 (USA) 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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Trivia

Spoof of the movie, "The Defiant Ones" starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier. See more »

Connections

Featured in Born on the Fourth of July (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

You're a Horse's Ass
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Plays when the dog and Sylvester are hanging from the pipe by their chain
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"Shaddup or I'll give ya's the back of me hand!"
21 February 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Looney Tunes' take on The Defiant Ones, a classic film starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis as two escaped convicts, one black and one white, who are shackled together and forced to rely on one another to survive. In this one, Sylvester the cat is shackled to a bulldog in the back of a truck on its way to the pound. When the truck hits a bump in the road, the door flies open and dumps the duo on the road. Now they must work together to survive. So it's like the movie but with humor and obviously without the racial themes (unless you really stretch to find one here). The animation is colorful but that sometimes-scratchy '60s style that I find less-than-ideal but others might not mind. Excellent voice work from Mel Blanc, as always. Great music from Milt Franklyn. Almost all of the humor comes from gags involving the chain connecting the dog and cat and their attempts to break it. It's a funny cartoon, though, and most of the chain gags work well.


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