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The Leghorn Blows at Midnight (1950)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 6 May 1950 (USA)
Foghorn Leghorn tricks a naive young chicken hawk into believing the barnyard dog is a pheasant.

Director:

Robert McKimson

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Foghorn Leghorn / Henery Hawk / Barnyard Dog (voice)
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Henery the little Chicken Hawk intrudes upon the barnyard antics of Foghorn Leghorn. Foghorn fools Henery into thinking he has painted him invisible and sends the naive little Hawk after "Pheasant Under Glass", which, he tells Henery, is the barnyard dog. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Henery Hawk: I'm a chicken hawk, and I'm gonna take you home. Come on, I ain't got all day.
Foghorn Leghorn: [Chuckles, then pretends to be scared] Oh Mister Chicken Hawk, don't take me home to roast in no black oven. I'm scared of the dark!
[Fake sobs]
Henery Hawk: Would you rather be fried on top of the stove?
Foghorn Leghorn: I'm too tough, son. No white meat, just gristle. Feel my wing. I used to be young and tender once - Feel my wing like I toldya, boy! - but that was a long time ago. Now if you - I say, if you want something tender, nothing beats a ...
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Alternate Versions

In the ABC version, the fight that Foghorn and Barnyard Dog get into is off-screen. See more »

Connections

Edited into Bugs Bunny's Wild World of Sports (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, Gem of the Ocean
(uncredited)
aka "The Red, White and Blue"
Music by David T. Shaw
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"I'm a chicken hawk and I'm gonna take you home. Come on, I ain't got all day."
6 October 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Hilarious Foghorn Leghorn short. Yes, if you've seen a lot of his cartoons this might seem like typical stuff. But, keep in mind, at the time this one was released there had only been a handful of Foghorn shorts made and none were quite like this. So this wasn't typical in its time, it was pretty fresh. As for the plot, it's Henery Hawk out looking for a chicken and finding himself as a pawn in the never-ending feud between Foghorn and Barnyard Dog. As is often the case with shorts featuring him, Henery steals the show here. He's as adorable as ever with many funny lines. My favorite part of this one is when Foghorn is trying to pump Henery up by telling him about great chicken hawks of the past who refused to quit. With each example Foghorn gives, Henery's little thought bubbles show a childlike drawing of how he imagines the heroes. It's just too cute for words. The animation is beautiful in this one with deep, rich colors and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Great music from Carl Stalling. Mel Blanc's voice work is terrific, although he had still yet to perfect his Foghorn voice at this point. Foghorn sounds a little too nasal here. It's a very funny short with likable characters and plenty of good lines and gags. One of my favorite Foghorn or Henery cartoons.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 1950 (USA) See more »

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Skaf mig en høne See more »

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