The Wearing of the Grin (1951) seems to have been Porky Pig's last starring role before being relegated to a mere supporting player. It's one of my favorites, and though the above video is only a clip and not the entire cartoon, you get the idea of St. Patrick's Day, the trope of the scary deserted castle suggesting a horror film, but there's something else we don't see until farther along in the cartoon: a brilliant parody of The Red Shoes (1948). Only in this case, of course, they're green.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Jacqueline T. Lynch is the author of Ann Blyth: Actress. Singer. Star. and Movies in Our Time - Hollywood Mirrors and Mimics the Twentieth Century and Hollywood Fights Fascism. Her latest book is Christmas in Classic Films. TO JOIN HER READERS' GROUP - follow this link for a free book as a thank-you for joining.
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