ⓘ Have You Got Any Castles?


ⓘ Have You Got Any Castles?

When the cartoon opens, the cuckoo clock in the library sounds, and the camera pans over the room, to the Town Crier who gives a brief introduction. After this, we meet four monsters who introduce themselves roaring, but then dance briefly to Gossecs "Gavotte." As characters from other books cheer that performance, the protagonist of The Good Earth, his head the shape of a globe, says prayers by his bedside. The camera pans the library to the right, revealing the book The Invisible Man and an invisible man dancing, who hands off to Topper a novel from a series by Thorne Smith, as well as a contemporary film where a similar character continues a similar dance, then moves to The Thirty-Nine Steps where a caricature of "Bojangles" Robinson dances down the steps, So Big with a caricature of Greta Garbo, and The Green Pastures which turns out to feature a big band presentation of "Swing for Sale" led by a caricature of Cab Calloway. That clip was from the Friz Freleng short Clean Pastures.

Panning left over the cheering crowd, the camera reveals a singing Heidi on the cover of her eponymous book, a literal Thin Man when viewed from the side a caricature of William Powell as Nick Charles walking into the White House Cook Book and, when walking back out and seen from the side, shows that he has packed on some weight in his posterior. Whistlers Mother, on the cover of the book, Great Works of Art whistles "Aint She Sweet", then three Little Women three Jane Withers clones and three Little Men three Freddie Bartholomew clones sing with Old King Cole spoofing deep-voiced Warners character actor Eugene Pallette, the characters of The House of the Seven Gables seven identical caricatures of Clark Gable, and a drumming bulldog intended to parody Bulldog Drummond. Next Louis Pasteur a caricature of Paul Muni in his Oscar-winning role mixes chemicals from test tubes until they blow up, after which Pasteur is in Seventh Heaven. Also appearing is Captain William Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty a caricature of Charles Laughtons portrayal of him. None of this pleases a sleeping Rip Van Winkle Ned Sparks, a well-known Hollywood "grouch"; the hermit complains, "Old King Cole is a noisy old soul", while using the Valiant Little Tailors scissors to snip hair from the title character of Uncle Toms Cabin to plug his ears.

The music gets louder, as The Three Musketeers The Ritz Brothers sing the title song of the cartoon, with Drums Along the Mohawk providing a beat, Emily Post here portrayed as "Emily Host" scolds Henry VIII of England for his rudeness, and a character from Katherine Mayos controversial 1927 book Mother India plays along on his pungi. Then Rip again takes scissors from the Tailor and tries to use them once more on Uncle Tom; Tom beats him back then uses the scissors to cut Rips beard. Then Diamond Jim Brady an Edward Arnold caricature, from the 1935 film of the same name comes along pitching mortgage payments as the Drums beat louder, Henry becomes even more gluttonous and Emily Post joins in the gluttony, and Oliver Twist twists. W.C. Fields here portrayed with a red nose in a parody of So Red the Rose joins in, as does the Pied Piper of Hamelin, piping a jazzy tune and being followed by a herd of jazzy mice.

The Musketeers become Three Men on a Horse and, along the way grab the Seven Keys to Baldpate which they use to free the Prisoner of Zenda, over Aladdins objections. Aladdin gets punched out by one of the Men. As the Three Men pass The Informer a caricature of Victor McLaglen, who won a 1935 Academy Award for playing the role, he whispers to Little Boy Blue here named "Little Boy Blew" who then trumpets for a Charge of the Light Brigade. Robinson Crusoe fires at the Three Men, along with guns from All Quiet on the Western Front and backup cavalry from Under Two Flags. With the incessant noise, Rip has had enough of trying to sleep; he loses his temper and, as the battling, running characters approach, he opens The Hurricane, so that all of them end up Gone with the Wind in a play on the then-recent book, blown back to their own books.

After this, the Town Crier appears again, concluding the cartoon with a brief message ending with "All is well, all is well.", and the camera pans back to the cuckoo clock where Rip, who has apparently muzzled the cuckoo, is finally sound asleep.


1. Availability

  • LaserDisc – The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 1, Side 1
  • DVD – Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 with the Alexander Woolcott scenes restored
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