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Symphony in Slang (1951)

At the gates of Heaven, the admitting officials have a hard time understanding a newcomer's life story with all his contemporary slang.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)

Star:

John Brown
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
John Brown John Brown ... The Hipster / Noah Webster (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Various saints are logging details of everyone entering Heaven, but because they're a bit out of touch with early 1950s slang, they come up with some very strange impressions of a recently deceased young man's life when he describes it to them. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Trivia

Although it was made 70 years ago, many of the slang terms so cleverly portrayed are still used today. See more »

Quotes

The Hipster: Outside it was raining cats and dogs.
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Connections

References The Cuckoo Clock (1950) See more »

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On Green Dolphin Street
Music by Bronislau Kaper
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A very funny short.
9 August 1999 | by JohnnyJohnHildegaardSee all my reviews

Symphony in Slang is a clever MGM cartoon created by the surrealtic Tex Avery. Which also the short is also surrealistic. They find a dead guy on heaven tell his story to Noah Webster and they don't get his language (slang). Things like "I was with a silver spoon in my mouth" or "I was really in a pickle, the proprietor drew a gun on me, but I gave him the slip, and hid in the foot hills". It's very creative. Tex Avery has always been a great creator of animation.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nimm's wörtlich! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)| Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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