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

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References Beauty and the Beast (1934) See more »

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Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
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Music from a German folk song
Played when the William Powell caricature puts the blindfold on Asta
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Magnificentl-Looking Cartoon That Puts You Right Back Into The '30s
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love the retro look of the drugstore right in the opening scene. It looked like an Edward Hopper painting. Once inside, the camera pans to the magazine rack, and we get a glimpse of some of the famous "rags" of the day.

The cartoon story is two-fold: characters in these magazines "coming to life" and a story ensuing about a thief as he hops from one magazine cover to another. Another reviewer here, Robert Reynolds, explains that part well. Myself, I especially enjoyed the parody of William Powell and his "Thin Man."

I was stunned at the bright colors in here, especially for a cartoon 70 years old. It was stunning to observe. The people responsible for these Looney Tunes Golden Collection DVDs should be lauded for their efforts. That, and the wonderful nostalgia of seeing all of these old magazine covers with their distinctive styles is just wonderful.


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