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Russian Rhapsody (1944)

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As Adolf Hitler personally flies a bomber on a mission to the Soviet Union, the gremlins from the Kremlin set about to stop him.

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Adolf Hitler / Gremlin from the Kremlin (voice) (uncredited)
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Adolf Hitler sends his greatest pilot to bomb Moscow: himself. But his mission is sabotaged by gremlins, little creatures who attack not only his plane, but Der Fuhrer's person. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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20 May 1944 (USA)  »

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Gremlins from the Kremlin  »

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There are several current "pop culture" references in this cartoon, including: "I'm only three and a half years old" - radio catch phrase of Lou Costello; "How do you do?" - catch phrase of Bert Gordon's radio character, "The Mad Russian"; and "Nazis is the cwaziest people" - a rephrasing of Lew Lehr's Fox Movietone News catchphrase, "Monkeys is the cwaziest people." See more »

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Termiteski: [after rhythmically eating several sections of an airplane wing, burping at the end of each section] Nyah, I hope you folks will pardon me for say-ink... BURRRRPPP!
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Edited into Bugs & Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons (1989) See more »

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Ach, Du Lieber Augustine
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Grrremlins from der Krrremlin
12 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

That's one of the shtick jokes from this wartime jewel. I gave it an 8 out of ten for its one flaw, a screw-up in continuity.

Basically, it's a vehicle for silly slapstick at Hitler's physical expense. Some of the gremlins bear striking resemblances to the gang at Termite Terrace. And where else would you hear "Volga Boatmen" at 8-to-the-bar?

I said there was one flaw, in continuity. There was another flaw - a social one. See, there was one bit at the end I found eye-brow-raising by 1999 standards where Hitler, dazed from his plane crashing on top of him, looks Oriental - read Japanese. You can say, "yeah, it was racist, but it was the 1940s, it was WWII, everyone was like that, &c." But the casual, remorseless, didn't-think-twice-about-it attitude of the joke struck me from beyond the film-frames of this cartoon.


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