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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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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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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

They rob 2 different Worst National Banks. 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 »


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It Looks Like a Big Night Tonight
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
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Funny and spoofy
14 September 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

This old-school Warner Brothers cartoon spoofs gangster films. Yes there are some Edward G. Robinson jokes, police gags, and movie theatre jokes. Television was not there at that time. As Charleton Heston says in THE OMEGA MAN, "They don't make pictures the way they used to". Someday when I graduate from college, I'm going to make a not for kids cartoon about gangstas and a hellzapoppin of spoofs that is kind of like, LITTLE CEASER meets SOUTH PARK, meets THE FAMILY GUY, meets SCOOBY-DOO,but more updated and mature.


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