The Old Pioneer
Studio: MGM Release Date : September 29, 1934 Series: Happy Harmonies
  1. General Info
Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Associated Studio(s)

Harman-Ising Studio

Synopsis

An old geezer- with perhaps a bit of Baron Munchausen in him- tells of his heroic exploits to a newsboy hawking papers at a cigar store, with a huge statue of a wooden Indian outside. The pioneer tells of how he defended his people while crossing the desert through Indian territory. One lone Indian scout and his horse spot the wagons at a campsite and run back to get help. All the warriors put on their warpaint (rouge, lipstick, etc.) before they attack. The pioneer helps save a juvenile Indian explorer from certain death from a fall off a cliff. He then saves his wagon train from an Indian attack because of his friendship with the Indian boy. The grateful Chief says, "Paleface my friend," and offers the pioneer a peace pipe; the latter says, "Thankee, Chief, have a smoke yourself!!" This leads to the pioneer concluding to the newsboy, "And that, my boy, is how that Injun got them purty cigars!


Distributor(s)

MGM

Contains Reused Animation from:

Moonlight For Two

DVD

United States

Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection

Technical Specifications

MPAA No.: 229
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Victor "High Fidelity" Sound System
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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          Sources

          Rudolph Ising: Director
          • Verified by "Of Mice and Magic" by Leonard Maltin

          Robert Allen: Animator
          • Verified by original animator's drafts

          James Pabian: Animator
          • Verified by original animator's drafts

          Thomas McKimson: Animator
          • Verified by original animator's drafts

          Cal Dalton: Animator
          • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

          Francis Smith: Animator
          • Verified by original animator's drafts

          Herb Rothwill: Animator
          • Verified by original animator's drafts

          Hugh Harman: Producer
          • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

          Rudolph Ising: Producer
          • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)