The boys buy mama a new hat for Mother's Day, but on the way home, fall in the mud and ruin it. They swap the bad hat with one that a nearby horse is wearing and head home, with the horse ... See full summary »

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Billy Bletcher ...
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The boys buy mama a new hat for Mother's Day, but on the way home, fall in the mud and ruin it. They swap the bad hat with one that a nearby horse is wearing and head home, with the horse in pursuit. Mama loves her new hat, and sets out to show her friends, but encounters the horse, who goes after the hat. The horse chases her home, where the kids divert it into a room and try on several different hats. The horse tires of this, and ends up in the basement, where a gluepot spills, attaching a fan to its rump, which gets switched on and, combined with a drop-leaf table, turns the horse into an airplane. It collects the entire family, flies outside, and eventually crashes into a circular clothes rack, which turns into a merry-go-round with everyone grabbing for the hat like a brass ring. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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11 February 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Sepiatone)

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1.37 : 1
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This film short is available as an extra in the Warner DVD of A Day at the Races (1937). See more »

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Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
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Could Be Best Of The 'Captain And The Kids' Cartoons
16 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's Mother's Day and Hans and Fritz have bought their mom a new hat. After exiting the store, they trip and fall into a puddle of mud and spoil the hat. Nearby, a hat-wearing workhorse, sees what happens and laughs. The kids look up, see his hat and grab it, giving the nag the dirty one. The horse, thanks to a nearby mirror, sees his "new" hat, shakes it off, stomps on it and goes racing after the kids, who get away safely.

At home, Mama is very pleased with the gift. She looks in the mirror and suddenly is transformed into Marlene Dietrich. "Hmm, not bad," she says, admiring herself. She goes out to show off the hat to her neighbor. Meanwhile, the horse, with a nose like a bloodhound, is out sniffing around trying to get the scent of his hat. He soon sees it and smells it as Mama parades by, but it unable to get it back. He chases Mama all the way to her house. Later, the two chase each other in the house! Finally, the kids corral the animal and try to please it by showing it mama's other hats.

What happens after that is truly insane stuff, incredibly wild. Overall, it is the best of the Captain and the Kids cartoons I've seen. It was appropriate that it was included in an equally- insane Marx Brothers movie DVD presentation of "A Day At The Races."


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