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Early to Bet (1951)

Approved  |   |  Family, Animation, Short  |  12 May 1951 (USA)
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The Gambling Bug causes gambling fever in anyone he bites. He bites a cat, who becomes eager to play gin-rummy with a bulldog for penalties. Even though he keeps losing and has to endure ... See full summary »

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The Gambling Bug causes gambling fever in anyone he bites. He bites a cat, who becomes eager to play gin-rummy with a bulldog for penalties. Even though he keeps losing and has to endure more and more painful penalties, the cat is compelled by the Gambling Bug's bite to continue playing. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Cat: [spins a 14 on the Penalty Wheel and pulls the card revealing his penalty] Oh no. Not that! Not the Gesundheit!
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Remake of It's Hummer Time (1950) See more »

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Blues in the Night
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Music by Harold Arlen
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Incredible music
31 January 2007 | by (Madrid, Spain, Europe, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, etc) – See all my reviews

Excellent music I can not take out of my head... and I desperately need to find. 35 years so far... It evokes the unavoidable approach of an uncanny "deus-ex-machina"... that eventually is the punishment cat deserves. I have heard this music in other WB cartoons. Rather than a critic to gambling, as I have read in other comments, I guess this cartoon is about fate and a metaphor about predestination and temptation, where cat plays the role of human species, Gambling Bug is the devil, and the dog is a punisher angel. ...well, I think so... I first saw when I was a child, and it did shock me pretty much, not because of the punishments (which are ***funny***) but because of this perfect combination of music and drama ...reading between the lines ;)


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