"The Booze Hangs High" (1930) Breakdown Thread

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"The Booze Hangs High" (1930) Breakdown Thread

Postby Lee Glover » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:28 pm

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Drawn by Isadore Freleng and Paul Smith
Musical Score by Frank Marsales

Series: Looney Tunes
Release Date: November 1930

Synopsis
After dancing with a cow and playing cello using the tail of his horse, Bosko feeds his pigs on his farm. However, the swine are more keen on a discovered bottle of hooch. The inebriated trio, along with Bosko (who becomes accidently drunk when the pigs threw the bottle on him), sings drunken songs (where the adult pig regurgitates a corn cob) and finishes with a little cossack dance.

Video Availability
Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 6 (DVD)
Uncensored Bosko - Volume 2 (DVD)

Music Used
The soundtrack mostly consist of songs from the the now-lost First National operetta film "Song of the Flame" (based on the 1925 Broadway musical of the same name), most notably "One Little Drink". Other songs includes "How Dry I Am" and "Sweet Adeline".

Trivia
The cartoon begins with the black title card revealing to be the back of a cow, as in the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Plane Crazy" (which Harman & Ising also worked on just a couple of years before).

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Postby Lee Glover » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:29 pm

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Postby quack-up » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:48 pm

Bosko sings "You're the Flour of My Heart, Sweet Adeline."

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Postby Scarlet Pumpernickel » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:55 pm

Lee Glover wrote:Trivia
The cartoon begins with the black title card revealing to be the back of a cow, as in the Mickey Mouse cartoon "Plane Crazy" (which Harman & Ising also worked on just a couple of years before).

Not to get OT, but I strongly doubt Harman and Ising were involved in "Plane Crazy" - especially when Disney and Iwerks worked on it in secret!
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Postby AndrewGilmore » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:45 pm

Is anyone informed enough to know which particular songs from "Song of the Flame" are used? I guess I'm supposed to be the music expert around here, but even I don't know that one.

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Postby Jon Cooke » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:01 pm

The title of this cartoon is a parody of phrase "The Goose Hangs High", which was also the title of a 1924 play.

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Postby Thad » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:03 pm

Scarlet Pumpernickel wrote:Not to get OT, but I strongly doubt Harman and Ising were involved in "Plane Crazy" - especially when Disney and Iwerks worked on it in secret!


Yes, their association with Disney was over by that point. If anything, it's just a direct swipe from Plane Crazy, which Harman and Ising were masters of. It eventually got out of hand with the Foxy series, when apparently Walt called Rudy up and told him to knock it off.

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Postby Fibber Fox » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:48 pm

Lee Glover's post mentioned a November 1930 release date. Once again, the ads show otherwise. The third one is from October 1, 1930. Graham Webb's book claims an Oct. 4 release date. The first ad is from Nov. 1930 and the second from January 1931.

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Postby zavkram » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:13 am

I'm wondering why the framing of this scene is off... the piglet on the far right is half out-of-frame.

The other scene where the adult pig regurgitates the corn had me LMAO!
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Postby The Crazy HR » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:10 am

zavkram wrote:The other scene where the adult pig regurgitates the corn had me LMAO!

That scene was cut when this cartoon aired on Nickelodeon.
The Vitaphone release number is erroneously listed as 4310 on Dave Mackey's page (it's 4340).
It seems like the original WB print of this cartoon is in better shape than the one of "Congo Jazz" (judging by the copies from LTGC Vol.6). The first cartoon crediting the Bray-Hurd patents on the closing titles (Bosko's old voice from "Sinkin' In The Bathtub" is used there).


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