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Rhythm on the Reservation (1939)

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Betty Boop's Swing Band (sans musicians) visits an Indian reservation where Betty teaches the braves the true meaning of 'rhythm.'


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Uncredited cast:
Margie Hines ...
Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Native-Americans (voice) (uncredited)


Betty Boop's Swing Band (sans musicians) visits an Indian reservation where Betty teaches the braves the true meaning of 'rhythm.'

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Release Date:

7 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ritmo na Reserva  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Enjoyable nonsense.
31 March 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is one of the last of the original Betty Boop cartoons. It's pretty obvious this is the case when you watch, as Betty had undergone a recent makeover--to 'de-bustify' her and make her taller and more modern. As far as the content goes, however, it's pretty typical of many Boop cartoons.

Betty arrives at an Indian reservation and meets the locals. The Indians are mostly a bunch of ignorant rubes who mistake Betty's musical instruments for other devices--such as a saxophone being a pipe and a kettle drum being a giant pot. It's all rather patronizing...but fun. My favorite part is the Indian man who keeps trying to sneak away with Betty--with his jealous wife ALWAYS catching him. Overall, well animated but not especially memorable.

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