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The Old Pioneer
The Old Pioneer

Year Released: 1934

Staring: Carman Maxwell, Elmore Vincent

Director: Rudolf Ising


In this first entry in MGM's Happy Harmonies series, an old man tells a newsboy about his adventures with Native Americans in the Old West.

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"This cartoon was included as an extra on my 'Manhattan Melodrama' DVD from my 5-film TCM Spotlight's 'Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection', and was the first of MGM's 'Happy Harmonies' series. It's decent and quite representative of animation from the period, from my experiences in this field. The negative is that it had then-typical stereotyped views of Native Americans, but on the plus side, it encouraged friendship, as in the flashback, the pioneer's life was spared when the chief about t"

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