The Hardship of Miles Standish
|The Hardship of Miles Standish|
|Directed by||Friz Freleng|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger |
|Story by||Jack Miller|
|Starring||Arthur Q. Bryan (Elmer Fudd-uncredited) |
Mel Blanc (uncredited)
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Animation by||Gil Turner|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|8:40 (one reel)|
The title is derived from the narrative poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish".
Elmer Fudd is messenger John Alden, sent to give Miles' love letter to Pricilla. While delivering the message, however, her house is attacked by Indians, and John is the only one who can save her.
- Laserdisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 2, Side 9
- VHS - Elmer Fudd Cartoon Festival Featuring "An Itch in Time"
- The Miles Standish character is a caricature of comic actor Hugh Herbert and the Priscilla character is a caricature of actress Edna May Oliver. The short features the voice of Arthur Q. Bryan as Elmer, who also performs the song You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.
- The prints of "The Hardship of Miles Standish" on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes LaserDisc had the 1940 ending card replaced with the 1947-48 Merrie Melodies ending card for reasons unknown. Hence no print with the original ending card has ever been released on home video.
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