Screwball FootballScrewball Football (1939) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series
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- Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
- Traditional Animation
- Leon Schlesinger Studios
- Distributed by: Warner Bros.
- Cartoon Characters: Football Fans, Players.
- Directed By Tex Avery.
- Produced By Leon Schlesinger.
- Animated By Virgil Ross.
- Written By Melvin Millar.
- Music: Carl W. Stalling.
- Originally Released on December 16, 1939.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 7:48 minutes.
- Production Number: 9155.
A series of gags hang on a football game. The running gag is a baby licking an ice cream cone; the portly man sitting next to him keeps stealing licks. We see the team warm-ups, the coin flip, the kickoff, a re-kick, some razzle-dazzle on the scrimmage line, the... (more)
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The scene of the referee pointing the gun to his head and the notorious ending gag with the baby and the gun are frequently cut from television showings.
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