MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 292,518 this week

Cleaning House (1938)

Passed  -  Animation | Comedy | Short  -  19 February 1938 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 34 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Mama has everyone working on spring cleaning, or so she thinks; in fact, everyone's slacking off in various ways. The Captain is the only one to get caught and face her wrath, though. To ... See full summary »

Director:

(uncredited)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 98 titles
created 10 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1943 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cleaning House" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cleaning House (1938)

Cleaning House (1938) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cleaning House.
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Captain (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Mama has everyone working on spring cleaning, or so she thinks; in fact, everyone's slacking off in various ways. The Captain is the only one to get caught and face her wrath, though. To escape, he fakes illness, but the boys catch him at it. Mama calls the doctor; the boys intercept him and impersonate him. They get revealed, but so does the Captain, and Mama puts him to work doing everyone's job. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 February 1938 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On Friday, 1 October 1937, MGM signed Robert Allen as director of its new series of cartoons based on Rudolph Dirks's "The Captain and the Kids" newspaper comic-strip feature. The company also signed George Gordon as layout man and animator for the series. Gordon had previously been with TerryToons for seven years. See more »

Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
(ca 1768) (uncredited)
Traditional German folksong
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Slackers In The 1930's?
8 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've never seen a 'Captain & The Kids' animated short, this is probably one of the best in the series to start with (it was,in fact,the very first one that M-G-M produced). It was loosely based on the Katzenjammer Kids comic series that ran for years in the newspapers. They were very well detailed (drawn)& very well animated. The pacing was as frantic as any Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies animated short from that period. Alas,they were (mostly)filmed in black & white, resulting in them being largely ignored by time (most animated shorts at the time were filmed in various colour processes). The plot here concerns the household in their annual Spring cleaning frenzy,except for the Captain who decides to fake being sick to get out of it. This is spotted by the kids (Hans & Fritz)who take the place of the doctor,contacted by Mama, to put poor 'ol Captain thru the wringer (just to teach him a lesson). What follows is sheer chaos in this sadly overlooked laugh riot.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Cleaning House (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?