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Convict Concerto (1954)

A wanted criminal hides inside a piano that Woody Woodpecker is tuning, and forces Woody at gunpoint to play said piano as cover so he can escape the completely oblivious cop.


Don Patterson (uncredited)


Hugh Harman (story) (as Hugh Harmon)


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Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Cop (voice) (uncredited)
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Bank Robber (voice) (uncredited)
Grace Stafford ... Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)


A wanted criminal hides inside a piano that Woody Woodpecker is tuning, and forces Woody at gunpoint to play said piano as cover so he can escape the completely oblivious cop.

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Release Date:

22 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto na Marra See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)
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Woody is playing the and the action if the cartoon is in time to Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. See more »


[first lines]
Bank Robber: [the bank robber holds Woody at gunpoint] Okay, buddy. Start playing!
Woody Woodpecker: [laughs] What's this?
Bank Robber: [sticking his gun into Woody's face] I said, start playing!
Woody Woodpecker: B-but I'm only a piano tuner...
[smugly plays out his laugh on the piano]
Bank Robber: SHUT UP! Make with them keys, Maestro.
Woody Woodpecker: Yes, sir! I'm with you.
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Woody Woodpecker and the convict
5 August 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Was very fond of Woody Woodpecker and his cartoons as a child. Still get much enjoyment out of them now as a young adult, even if there are more interesting in personality cartoon characters and better overall cartoons.

That is in no way knocking Woody, because many of his cartoons are a lot of fun to watch and more and also still like him a lot as a character. He is a lot of fun here and is never obnoxious or a jerk. The convict is a great foil, and they work as well as Woody does with either Wally Walrus or Buzz Buzzard. Like what was said with 'A Fine Feathered Frenzy', it was nice to have a foil/partner that wasn't Wally or Buzz for a change.

'Convict Concerto' is a rare foray for Woody Woodpecker into a cartoon with a music theme. It was brilliantly done in 'Convict Concerto' and is as good as the more famous examples.

As ever, the animation is great. The characters are well drawn, but even better are the rich colours, meticulously detailed backgrounds and smooth drawing.

The whole cartoon goes at a snappy pace, especially in the second half, and there are continually impeccably timed and extremely funny gags and a great atmosphere. The music here is the star, so well orchestrated and rhythmic and it is simply the most ingenious utilisation of music of any kind in any of Woody's cartoons.

Do have to completely agree that Grace Stafford does a great job voicing Woody and that she doesn't get enough credit.

Overall, truly great and one of Woody's best. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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