The girls encounter a runaway lion while stranded out in the country.





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Thelma and Zazu are on a leisurely excursion in a borrowed car. Thelma lets Zazu drive. When she brakes to avoid a bull pulled along by three rustics, her foot gets stuck and the car crashes through a barn. The barn's owner won't let them leave without paying damages. The gals hoof it, walking in a large circle to arrive back at the farmer's house after dark. While outside his door, they hear a radio broadcast to beware a lion escaped from a wintering circus. Can Thelma and Zasu reclaim the car while avoiding the angry farmer, his prize bull, and the renegade lion? Written by <>

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4 June 1932 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Zasu: Thelma, my poor feet. Where do you suppose we are now? Walked far enough to have been back in Joplin.
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Zasu Pitts steals the show yet once again
4 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Todd and Pitts are a good team whose characters nicely complement one another. As usual, it's Pitts that provides most of the laughs. In this one, Pitts' shoe catches on the gas pedal of their car and they careen across the country side finally crashing through a barn. The understandably angry farmer confiscates their car to help pay for the damages and the two are sent on their way. Instead of walking to the nearest town they inadvertently walk in a circle and end up back at the farm. They hear on the farmer's radio that a lion has escaped from the circus and become disparate to get their car back. Pitts tussles with some pigs and a duck and there's general wacky mayhem. And, of course, they get to meet the lion face to face. At the start of the short there is some pretty poor back screen projection but this can be forgiven because it is followed by a lot of laughs. Another funny short from Pitts and Todd.

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