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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

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Jerry narrates in voiceover: Tom has fallen hard for the cat next door, and competes with rich cat Butch for her affections. But Butch outspends Tom to a ludicrous level at every turn. Tom goes downhill after that, until we see him contemplating suicide. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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16 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Dreimal armer schwarzer Kater  »

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2.35 : 1
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Since Jerry Mouse is telling the story of Blue Cat Blues through inner monologue, the short does not break the "cardinal rule" of Tom or Jerry physically speaking in their cartoons. See more »

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Follows Nit-Witty Kitty (1951) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Music by Robert Burns
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A real downer of a cartoon. What were they thinking?
3 May 2017 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

The purpose of a Tom and Jerry cartoon is to make the viewer laugh, albeit with a heavy dose of sadistic violence, but this one is downright depressing. Tom is sat on some railway tracks, waiting for an express train to come and end his life. As Jerry recounts, the cat has a broken heart, having lost the love of his life to rival Butch, who has outclassed Tom at every turn. After turning to drink, the cat has finally decided that suicide is his only salvation.

Jerry thinks how lucky he is to have his girlfriend Toots, when he spots her in a car with another mouse, the vehicle displaying a 'Just Married' sign. Emotionally distraught, the mouse climbs onto the tracks to join poor Tom as a train whistles in the distance. Not exactly a barrel of laughs and consequently not one of my favourites.


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