Tag Archives: 1930s

On the loose (1931)

Dated on dating. Surprisingly lame short, with staged and stuffy set-ups for mostly weak gags that is drawn out for far too long. Coney baloney. Not in my book of amusement. Advertisements

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Block-heads (1938)

Nonsensical script, placid storytelling. Some of the absurd gags still work reasonably, but taken as a whole this is far too pale. Not in my book of war memories.

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Betty Boop 1934

She wronged him right Introducing new boyfriend Fearless Fred, far more handsome and jockish than old Bimbo ever was. Doesn’t depend on music as much as most other installments in the series. Amusingly original take on the play within a … Continue reading

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Betty Boop 1933

Betty Boop’s ker-choo This little miss would never miss a chance for vocal tuning, and anytime and anywhere you can hear this lady crooning. A day at the car races. Not in my book of sneezing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHtAYh6pWtc – – – … Continue reading

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Betty Boop 1932: Screen Songs

Oh! How I hate to get up in the morning Nonexistent story, but the humorous visuals are wittier and wackier than ever. Bursting at the seams with fun stuff to look at. Not very much Betty in this one, though! … Continue reading

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Betty Boop 1932

Stopping the show There’s a little queen, of the animated screen, wait till you get a view of sweet Betty. Made of pen and ink, she can win you with a wink, wait till you get a view of sweet … Continue reading

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Betty Boop 1932: Talkartoons

Any rags »Here comes the old rag man«. Bimbo collects lots of strange stuff while Betty and Koko is seen in supporting roles. Fast-moving and freewheeling. Not in my book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcGCGhjHFuU – – – Boop-oop-a-doop Typically thirties! Lacking storywise, but … Continue reading

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