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Betty Boop's Penthouse (1933)

While Bimbo and Koko admire Betty, their experiment becomes a monster.




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


Bimbo and Koko work on explosive and monster formulas in a lab, but one of the latter gets out of hand while they're distracted by Betty exercising on the roof next door. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

10 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chemistry Cartoon  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Jack Mercer's first film. See more »


Sweet Betty
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Samuel Lerner
[Sung during Betty's "photo credit"]
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Nice Pre-Code Cartoon
20 October 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Betty Boop's Penthouse (1933)

*** (out of 4)

Funny short in Flesicher's series has Bimbo and Kobo playing mad scientist who are trying to come up with the perfect formula. When they see Betty Boop across the way they start paying more attention to her and don't realize that a Frankenstein like monster is being created. Soon the monster goes after Betty and she must fight him off with her perfume. Fans of Boop will get a nice kick out of this short as it features plenty of pre-code sexual humor that anyone can eat up. The scenes dealing with a towel wanting to dry off Boop's butt is very funny as is the way the monster gets turned on by her and the aftermath of him smelling her perfume. The animation is quite nice from start to finish and there are a few nice homages to Whale's FRANKENSTEIN, although the square head is changed to the chin.

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