Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ...
Tom's and Jerry's vocal effects (voice) (uncredited)
Lillian Randolph ...
Mammy Two-Shoes (voice) (uncredited)
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Witching Hour Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
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Tom hears a ghost story on the radio and is spooked by it; Jerry notices this and takes advantage of it, using a variety of tricks to scare Tom.

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17 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bangebuks  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The scary radio show that Tom is listening to at the beginning of this short - "The Witching Hour" - was an actual 1940's radio show. The voice that Tom hears on the radio was provided by Martha Wentworth, who hosted "The Witching Hour" as Old Nancy, the Witch of Salem. See more »

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Followed by Push-Button Kitty (1952) See more »

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Fraidy Cat
27 December 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Fraidy Cat (1942)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Highly entertaining short has Tom listening to a scary radio program so Jerry decides to have some fun with this by making it appear that the house is haunted. This is the fourth film in the series and certainly the best up to this point as there are a great number of laughs to be had. The highlight is certainly the look on Tom's face when he believes he's seeing a ghost for the first time. Another great moment happens when Tom's "nine lives" are scared out of him. This was a very creative sequence and one with plenty of great laughs. The animation was also extremely good throughout and there's never a down moment as the action and laughs keep coming one after another.


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