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Speaking of the Weather (1937)

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It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a ... See full summary »

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Conductor / Cholly Jam / Walter Snitchall (voice) (uncredited)
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Public Enemy #1 / Judge (voice) (uncredited)
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It's midnight at the bookstore and all the book and magazine characters are coming to life. When a bulldog from an adventure book uses a Boswell Sisters-like performance by girls in a travel magazine as a distraction to rob a bank, he is chased, caught, and sentenced to, of course "Life" (the magazine). But there's also a conveniently placed "Escape" magazine.... Written by Jason A. Cormier

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4 September 1937 (USA)  »

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This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Gold Diggers of 1937 (1936). See more »

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Edited into Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) See more »

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William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played when the Stokowski caricature conducts the storm music
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somehow, I can't help but wonder whether or not these cartoons might have some link to Stephen King's novels
30 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the many Warner Bros. cartoons portraying inanimate objects coming to life (others include "Little Dutch Plate", "Have You Got Any Castles?" and "Book Revue"), "Speaking of the Weather" focuses on magazines putting on a most splendiferous show. But when a shady character starts committing crimes, everyone has to take charge.

This genre reminds me just a little bit of Stephen King's novels (note: this is a VERY loose connection). As we see azoic objects coming to life and taking on their own personalities, Stephen King's novels often portrayed lifeless objects coming to life; think "The Shining" and "Christine".

OK, so it's probably pretty ridiculous to suggest that a series of zany cartoons could have any true relationship to a series of horrific novels. I look for connections just about anywhere. Overall, I liked this cartoon both as a 1930s time capsule, and as entertainment. I recommend it.


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