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Stopping the Show (1932)

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After watching a Paramount Noose Reel and a cartoon with Bimbo and Koko the Clown, the audience is thrilled when Betty Boop appears on stage to sing and imitate Fanny Brice and Maurice Chevalier.


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Uncredited cast:
Billy Murray ...
Bimbo (voice) (uncredited)
Betty Boop / Aloysius (voice) (uncredited)


At the theatre, a 'Paramouse Noose Reel' and a Bimbo and Koko cartoon are followed by Betty Boop's stage performance; she sings and does imitations of Fanny Brice and Maurice Chevalier. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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12 August 1932 (USA)  »

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A poster of Fanny Brice spells her name correctly in long shots, but as "Fannie Brice" in closeups. See more »


Featured in Betty Boop's Rise to Fame (1934) See more »


Written by Leo Edwards
Lyrics by Blanche Merrill
Sung by Mae Questel (as Betty Boop)
Introduced by Fanny Brice in 1922
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Not bad.
22 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Yesterday, I watched "Betty Boop's Rise to Fame" and a huge chunk of "Stopping the Show" was included in this later cartoon--which is also made up of two other Betty Boop cartoons plus a rare chance to see Max and Dave Fleischer.

"Stopping the Show" begins with TONS of patrons filling a huge theater. First comes a very boring 'Noose Reel', then a very abbreviated Bimbo and KoKo cartoon. Following this the audience awakens from its slumber--it's time for Betty to come on stage and perform. She does musical imitations--including Fanny Brice and Maurice Chevalier. I gotta be honest--her Chevalier is godawful and painful to hear!! The next act is supposed to go on, but the cheering audience necessitates many curtain calls for Betty.

All in all, a mildly entertaining cartoon but one whose weakest link is Betty. As I mentioned above, her imitation of Chevalier is painful. Still, the film has some charm and the usual high quality animation from the Fleischer Brothers Studio.

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