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From Hare to Heir (1960)

Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, will inherit one million pounds if he can keep his temper in check. Thing is, he has to endure Bugs Bunny as his house guest.

Director:

Friz Freleng

Writer:

Friz Freleng (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Yosemite Sam / Accountant (voice)
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Storyline

Bedlam Manor, 17th-century England. Sam, the Duke of Yosemite, learns that the King has cut off his allowance and takes his frustrations out on his servant by slamming his large nose in the book. Just as he's complaining about where to get more funds, Bugs Bunny comes to the door. The bunny offers 1 million pounds to a mild-tempered person - he picks Sam - then provides an anger-management catch: If Sam loses his temper for any reason, Bugs gets to subtract from the balance. Sam, anxious for the cash, quickly becomes mild-tempered and welcomes Bugs into his palace. The rest of the cartoon depicts Bugs playing the role of annoying house guest, seemingly to test Sam's temper and patience. Sam loses every time, as he blows his cool when he's asked repeatedly to pass the salt, pepper and ketchup; Bugs hears Sam grumble under his breath and deducts from his cash account; Sam can't even go outside to vent his anger without Bugs knowing about it. That night, Bugs keeps Sam awake with an ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pas på millionen See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This cartoon debuts a number of changes to the opening and closing titles of Warner Bros. cartoons:
  • The copyright byline now says "Warner Bros. Pictures Inc." instead of "The Vitaphone Corp."
  • The cross-fade from the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies card to the cartoon title is, on most cartoons, replaced with a fade to black.
  • The credits on most cartoons are now done in Dom Casual.
  • On the end card, underneath "A Warner Bros. Cartoon", "A Vitagraph Release" (Looney Tunes) or "A Vitaphone Release" (Merrie Melodies) appears.
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Goofs

When Bugs is playing Brahms' Lullaby near Sam's room, we hear him singing to the music, but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Advisor: B-but sire, there is no more money. Your uncle the king has cut off your allowance.
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Connections

Edited into Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Singin' in the Bathtub
(uncredited)
Music by Michael Cleary
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Best of All Post-war Cartoon
2 February 2007 | by yborcity1See all my reviews

Whoever created the "Nose in the Book Penalty" is a genius. This is the best Looney Tunes short made in the Post war era. It is still funny every time I see it. The best part is the psychological battle between Yosemite Sam and Bugs. Another good part is when Sam runs far into the woods, holding his mouth, until he is far enough away to start his temper tantrum. Once you see this cartoon, you will be hooked on Looney Tunes. I think it is even better than "Hillbilly Hare" Make sure to watch this one at least twice to absorb all of the action that goes on. If you like the phrase "rackin frackin" you will like this one. The lullaby scene is tops too.


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