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Magical Maestro (1952)

A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair ... See full summary »

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A magician is spurned by an opera singer, and takes a spectacular revenge by replacing the conductor and turning the hapless tenor into one thing after another. And watch out for the hair that gets caught in the projector gate! Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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The 'hair in the projector gate' gag was so realistic, many projectionists attempted to remove the hair themselves, not realizing it was part of the cartoon. See more »

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Mamãe Eu Quero
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Written by Jararaca and Vicente Paiva
Sung by Poochini
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equal to all forms of revenge
27 June 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

As long as we understand that "Magical Maestro" contains some politically incorrect scenes, we can enjoy it for the purely crazy, as a sadistic magician plays all sorts of tricks on a snobbish opera singer by changing the guy's persona every couple of seconds. I think that my favorite one was the little kid.

I believe that it was the Klingons on "Star Trek" who declared "Revenge is a dish best served cold." Maybe the magician doesn't go quite that far, but he sure has some funny things up his sleeve! It just goes to show that while Tex Avery may not have been as clever as the people behind the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, he certainly had some great ideas. Worth seeing.


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