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Boyhood Daze (1957)

Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Ralph Phillips (voice) (uncredited)
Daws Butler ... Headquarters Commander / President / Jail Officer / Ralph's Father (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Young Ralph Phillips is scolded for breaking a window and sent to his room, where he lets his imagination run riot and fantasizes he is in prison, next that he is in Africa, and then that he is a space ace pilot who single-handedly thwarts a Martian invasion. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rêveur invétéré 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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Unseen Voice: [Ralph imagining he's in a jail cell; whispering] They're coming to get you, Phillips. They're coming to get you.
[Ralph crushes out a cigarette he was smoking, gets up and walks unafraid toward the door]
Jail Officer: [as he opens the door] You're gonna have to pay for this, Ralph Phillips!
Ralph's Father: [Fade back to his father standing at the door of Ralph's bedroom] Yeah, I'm sorry, son, but we're just gonna have to pay for that window out of our allowance.
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Connections

Follows From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
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Traditional
Played briefly at the end
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childhood without fantasies is nothing
29 October 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Semi-sequel to Chuck Jones's earlier "From A to Z-z-z-z", about young daydreamer Ralph Phillips. This time, he accidentally breaks a window, gets sent to his room and has a series of fantasies.

While Ralph Phillips only appeared in these two cartoons (plus an educational cartoon in which he enlists in the army), his wild imagination shows childhood at its most innocent. Who didn't, as a child, imagine himself/herself having all sorts of neat adventures? In my opinion, the fine troika of fictional daydreaming characters is Ralph Phillips, Walter Mitty and Calvin (of "Calvin and Hobbes"). I certainly never would have thought up "Martians who got straight A's in arithmetic". I recommend "Boyhood Daze".


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