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Let It Be Me
Let be me
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: May 9, 1936
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story:
Animation: Bob McKimson
Don Williams
Rod Scribner (uncredited)
Layouts:
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Bernice Hansen
Music: Bernard Brown
Norman Spencer (uncredited)
Starring: Emily the Chicken
Mr. Bingo
Clem
Chanteuse
Preceded By: Plane Dippy
Succeeded By: I'd Love to Take Orders From You
Letitbeme

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Let It Be Me is a 1936 Merrie Melodies short directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot

All over town, hens are swooning for Mr. Bingo, who sings like Bing Crosby. Out in the country, Clem, a hayseed rooster, brings flowers to his sweetie, Emily the Chicken. Mr. Bingo drives by and stops to ogle Emily's legs. He offers to show her the city and she hops into his car, leaving the hayseed green with envy. Mr. Bingo takes her to a nightclub and gives her her first taste of wine. When the chanteuse shows interest in him, he kicks Emily to the curb.

As "time staggers on," Emily struggles to survive in the city. Meanwhile in the country, Clem still pines over his picture of Emily. When one of Mr. Bingo's songs comes on the radio, he smashes it and, braving a blizzard, trudges into the city to strangle the singer. When he finally reaches the radio station he enters and closes the door behind him so we can only hear the beating he gives him. He walks around the corner and finds Emily selling violets on the street, and both rejoice at the reunion.

Back home in the country, Clem and Emily sit in front of the fireplace, watching their chicks play. One of the chicks wanders over to the piano, spies some sheet music, and begins to sing a Mr. Bingo song, and a book promptly smacks him in the head.

Notes

While this cartoon airs on the Turner networks as an a.a.p., evident from the Toonheads episode, "Emily the Chicken", the USA "dubbed version" was released on the Follow the Fleet DVD as a bonus. The clips from the DVD are shown below, minus the opening rings.

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