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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)

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An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a ... See full summary »

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Dave Barry ...
Lester Coward (voice) (uncredited)
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Bette Savis / Little Oscar / Barking Woman / Duckling (voice) (uncredited)
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Dole Promise / Hippo / Who Dehr / Stickoutski (voice) (uncredited)
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An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a spoof of 'The Petrified Forest (1936)' featuring caricatures of Bette Davis and 'Leslie Howard'. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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The list of "Cast Off Characters" for the movie "The Petrified Florist," which goes by too fast to see, reads as so: The Hero... Lester Coward; The Shero... Bettie Savis; Rich Man... John P. Sockefeller; Poor Man... John Dough; Begger Man... Kismet; Thief... Oph Bagdad; Doctor... Jekyll; Lawyer... Ima Shyster (the last five names then repeat endlessly). See more »

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Spoofs Applause (1929) See more »

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Let's Be Honest: This Is A Lame Cartoon
15 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a night at the movies and the first thing we see is a game of "musical chairs" in the packed movie theater. (Did people move seats a lot back in the '30s?)

Then, the "Warmer Brothers Presents Goofy-Tune News" begins the evening's entertainment on screen. It starts with a takeoff on Lowell Thomas with "Dole Promise" giving the latest news of the day. Eddie Cantor is then parodied. Also, the filmmakers make light of the problem of sitting in the front row, of heavy people getting out of their seats and squeezing in front of people as they head to the aisle.

Returning to the news, the feature story is about a town (Boondoggle) that is literally going to the dogs. Mostly we hears puns regarding the word "dogs" and expressions of the day that used the word "dog." By now, 70 years later, they aren't funny, just very corny.

The second half of this 8.4-minute cartoon is pre-feature movie provided by "Stickoutski At The Fertilizer" another cornball play-on-words for a famous conductor at the Wurlizter organ. Finally, the film begins: "The Petrified Florist," another takeoff, of course, but we only see a little bit of that because a little duck goes up in the projection room (there is no projectionist?) and ruins things.

Almost all this cartoon is lame, sad to say. There is nothing funny in here. The only positive thing about it is the tremendous restoration job done on it. The colors and sharpness are amazing, as are most of the 'toons on these Golden Collection DVDs.


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