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Thugs with Dirty Mugs (1939)

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Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ...
Ed. G. Robemsome as Killer Diller (voice) (uncredited)
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Tattle-Tale Bank Clerk / Annoyed Mobster / Secret Agents / Man in Audience (voice) (uncredited)
John Deering ...
F.H.A. (Sherlock) Homes as Flat-Foot Flanigan with a Floy Floy (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their endless sight gags). Finally, they get help from an unlikely source: the guy in the front of the theatre who sat through the picture before. They capture Killer, and he gets a long sentence, which he has to write on the blackboard 1,000 times. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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6 May 1939 (USA)  »

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Le crime ne paie pas  »

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Trivia

This film short is available as a bonus on the Warner DVD of The Roaring Twenties (1939). See more »

Goofs

During the newspaper headlines shown, The Killer skips the 13th National Bank because of being superstition, however, later, they are shown entering the 13th National Bank to rob it. See more »

Crazy Credits

At the beginning of this cartoon, "F.H.A. (Sherlock) Homes" is credited with playing "Flat-Foot Flanagan with a floy-floy" and "Ed G. Robemsome" is credited with playing "Killer Diller." See more »

Connections

Spoofs The Lone Ranger (1938) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Great Parody!
19 June 2004 | by (Kansas City, Missouri) – See all my reviews

I never knew movie parody was developed this well in 1939, but this was a great send-up on gangster films of the era. This was shown on TCM before an airing of Edward G. Robinson's classic of 1931, Little Caeser. This cartoon complimented the film very well. Of course, this cartoon is a tour de force for Tex Avery. Very little of the humor seems dated in 2004, or is sophisticated enough to still have lots of appreciation. One exception was the imitation Fred Allen. However, this one needs to be seen more often as it is one of Tex Avery's best! It gets a 9/10. This is humour you didn't see in the 1970's, much less the late '30's.


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