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The Captain's Christmas (1938)

The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Charles Bennett ...
Singer #2 (uncredited)
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John Silver (voice) (uncredited)
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The Captain (voice) (uncredited)
Jeanne Dunne ...
Various (uncredited)
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Singer #3 (uncredited)
John Moss ...
Singer #4 (uncredited)
Robert Tait ...
Singer #1 (uncredited)
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The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

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17 December 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Short Cut  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Tom and Jerry Christmas Special (1987) See more »

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The Campbells Are Coming
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Ho Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum
16 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

Long John Silver and his henchmen, the Herring Boys, dress up as St. Nick and ruin Christmas Eve for the Captain and the Kids. John feels an unusual sting of remorse and is briefly haunted by a vision of himself as a child. (He looks a lot like Buster Brown!!) Lively and amusing, even though the kids aren't allowed to be their traditionally diabolical selves. Silver's unorthodox method of fund-raising is a highlight. I'm not sure who to credit for this since Graham Webb's "Animated Film Encyclopedia" lists Milt Gross as the director, while other sources give the honors to Friz Freleng.


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