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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 deducted 35 schillings for Sam's quick "ooo", it can be assumed he was trying to deduct a fraction of a pound. In this case, Bugs would be wrong as during this era, England was still on the "Lsd" monetary system, where the division of a pound was 20 schillings and 240 pence. He more appropriately should've deducted 7 schillings. 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

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
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Music by Stephen Foster
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"Welcome to the House of Sam."
13 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Very funny Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam short directed by Friz Freleng. In this one Sam is the Duke of Yosemite, who has just discovered the King has cut off his allowance and he's now broke. Then Bugs shows up at his door and tells Sam that he will inherit one million pounds so long as he keeps his temper in check. Throughout the cartoon, the volatile Sam struggles to stay calm in order to win the money. All it takes is having seen one Sam cartoon before this to know how hard that would be for him.

One of the better '60s Bugs shorts, although Sam is more the star here and gets all the funny material. Great voice work from Mel Blanc. Nice music from Milt Franklyn. The animation is good, even if it's that slightly sketchy style from the later years that I don't prefer. The colors are beautiful. It's a fun cartoon with Yosemite Sam at his ornery but lovable best.


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