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A Hound For Trouble
Merrie Melodies (Charlie Dog) series
Directed by Charles M. Jones
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
Animation by Lloyd Vaughan
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
John Carey
Phil Monroe
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s)
Color process Technicolor
Country United States
Language English

A Hound For Trouble is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon short released on April 28, 1951 featuring Charlie Dog.


After being found on a shipping boat by the coast of Italy, Charlie is found by the ship's owner (who thought he kicked him off earlier) and is kicked off (again). Trying to find a new 'master', Charlie keeps asking people in English, but they keep responding 'no capice' ("I don't understand"). Charlie eventually spots a restaurant owner opening his shop and makes himself at home (the shop owner actually speaking English) before being kicked out of the restaurant. As he goes back, he sees the owner has gone out for 15 minutes ("15 minootsa") and decides to run the restaurant himself. Charlie first enrages the one customer who comes in, then after feeding him spaghetti from a spool serves grape juice he presses with his feet in front of the customer, causing the customer to rush out. When the shop owner comes back, Charlie tries to convince the owner that they need a 'floor show' (singing "Atsa Matta for You?"). The owner finally appears to relent, and starts walking Charlie home when he yells that the Tower of Pisa is "about to fall on that little house!" The owner then has Charlie hold up the tower while he 'calls for help' (instead just going back to his restaurant). Charlie is left 'holding up' the tower, calling out for help and asking "Doesn't anyone around here capice?"

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