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Love and Curses (1938)

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An aging hero is looking through the photo album and remembering the Gay 90's, and in particular a picnic interrupted by villainous Roger St. Clair, who tries to tempt Emily to the big city... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Sara Berner ...
Emily (voice) (uncredited)
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Roger St. Clair / Harold as an Old Man / Sailor (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Hardaway ...
Harold (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
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An aging hero is looking through the photo album and remembering the Gay 90's, and in particular a picnic interrupted by villainous Roger St. Clair, who tries to tempt Emily to the big city and away from Harold; when that fails, he takes her by force. Six months later, Harold is still searching; Emily is forced to sing on the stage of Roger's bar, accompanied by a barbershop quartet on "All Is Not Gold That Glitters." Harold passes by and hears her. Roger beans him with the curtain and ties Emily to the railroad tracks. Harold rescues her; there follows a sawmill scene, a shootout, and ultimately victory for our hero. Back in the present day, they wonder what happened to Roger, which is his cue. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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9 July 1938 (USA)  »

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References Chinatown After Dark (1931) See more »

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In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
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Ah, ye olde melodramas!

This short is a takeoff on the old melodramas, where the hero is forthright and true, stalwart and brave, with the IQ of a grape, the heroine bats her eyes and sighs either lovingly or sorrowfully, depending on the scene and the villain is truly despicable and hissable. This is an excellent cartoon for its time. Just don't watch it and also watch The Dover Boys as well, or Love and Curses will pale in comparison. Well worth looking for. Recommended, especially for the ending.


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