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The Old Pioneer
The Old Pioneer-title-1-
Directed By: Rudolf Ising
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Released: September 29, 1934
Series: Happy Harmonies
Story: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Animation: Bob Allen[1]
Jim Pabian[1]
Tom McKimson[1]
Cal Dalton[1]
Francis Smith[1]
"Herby"[1] (all uncredited)
Layouts: TBA
Backgrounds: TBA
Film Editor: TBA
Voiced By: TBA
Music: Scott Bradley
Starring: Old Pioneer
Paper Boy
Preceded By: The Discontented Canary
Succeeded By: Tale of the Vienna Woods

The Old Pioneer is the second MGM Happy Harmonies cartoon, released on September 29, 1934.

PlotEdit

An old geezer- with perhaps a bit of Baron Munchausen in him- tells of his heroic exploits to a newsboy hawking papers at a cigar store, with a huge statue of a wooden Indian outside. The pioneer tells of how he defended his people while crossing the desert through Indian territory. One lone Indian scout and his horse spot the wagons at a campsite and run back to get help. All the warriors put on their warpaint (rouge, lipstick, etc.) before they attack. The pioneer helps save a juvenile Indian explorer from certain death from a fall off a cliff. He then saves his wagon train from an Indian attack because of his friendship with the Indian boy. The grateful Chief says, "Paleface my friend," and offers the pioneer a peace pipe; the latter says, "Thankee, Chief, have a smoke yourself!!" This leads to the pioneer concluding to the newsboy, "And that, my boy, is how that Injun got them purty cigars!"

NotesEdit

  • This is the first Happy Harmonies short to actually be called such.
  • The Turner dubbed print is on the Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection - Disc 1 (Manhattan Melodrama) DVD. It has been restored with DNVR, hence the constant flickering.

ReferencesEdit

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