ON THE OLD ratings scale, we'd have to put this somewhere South of the Equator. As is the norm, we enjoyed the short, even though it would have to be classified below the usual, expected set of standards. Anyone who knows the JOE Mc DOAKES credo of rapid fire, somewhat exaggerated and everyday possible situations is prepared for what is to come and reacts as expected.
AS FOR OUR long standing that the Mc DOAKES Series is really a sort of live action, flesh & blood cartoon. This is supported by the brief, one reel, approximately 10 minute running time; which is the same as the typical theatrical cartoon. The exaggerated mugging and overall "ham" style of acting are further supports these alleged similarities of ours.
AS FOR THIS episode, the cast is primarily made up some of the usual participants. This assertion is bolstered with a simple survey of the cast. In it we have: Phyllis Coates (wife Alice), Rodney Bell (Marvin), Paul Newlan*(Grogan), Chet Brandenburg (Bus Driver), Richard Reeves (Cop)and, last but no least, Arthur Q. Bryan. He was the veteran character actor of Radio and the Movies; who incidentally, voiced Elmer Fudd in Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes.
BETWEEN THIS LAST charge and added to the cartoony like fade out gag with the stick of TNT used, Jor's final appearance of this is not unlike those of Wiley Coyote, Yosemite Sam or Roger Rabbit.
NOTE: * C'mon, Schultz! It's Paul Newlan, not Paul Newman!
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