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Alice's Wild West Show (1924)

Alice and her friends put on a show. After a brief overture, act one: A saloon; Alice enters, and shoots down two bad guys. Tubby O'Brien and his gang then enter the audience; Alice's cast ... See full summary »

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Alice and her friends put on a show. After a brief overture, act one: A saloon; Alice enters, and shoots down two bad guys. Tubby O'Brien and his gang then enter the audience; Alice's cast leaves out of fear. Alice decides to tell stories of her wild west adventures, and we finally get two brief animated sequences: Alice riding atop a stagecoach, shooting at Indians, and Alice as Sheriff, taking care of a bad guy who steals a safe. The overall feel is much more like an Our Gang short than the rest of the Alice series. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Much of it is more like an Our Gang comedy than an Alice cartoon.
13 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Normally, an Alice cartoon from Walt Disney would consist of Alice (usually Virginia Davis) interacting in a cartoon world. However, this film finds Alice mostly in the real world--with only a few animated sequences. The overall effect is much more like an Our Gang comedy from Hal Roach than an Alice comedy--but the film is still quite watchable.

The film begins with Alice and her friends putting on a Wild West show--much like a show the Our Gang kids would do. However, the she is interrupted by some tough kids and all the kids in the show (except Alice) run away in fear. To try to salvage the show, Alice regales the audience with tales of her insane adventures in the West. These adventures of all animated and are pretty silly. One, oddly, is amazingly bloody--with Sheriff Alice accidentally shooting a huge number of innocent bystanders! She also smokes--making it an unusual picture considering modern sensibilities. Still, it is rather charming and fun.


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