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An Overall Hero (1920)

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Snooky ...
Arthur Nowell
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Ida Mae McKenzie
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25 July 1920 (USA)  »

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Hot Shot Hero  »

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Re-titled, and re-edited down to one reel's length, this was released to the 8mm and 16mm home movie market in the 1940's by Castle Films as part of their Zippy the Chimp series. See more »

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Monkey on His Back
21 October 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I first must note special interest: I do not like 'comedies' in which animals are mistreated for the audience's amusement: Jules White & Zion Meyers' DOGVILLE series for MGM fills me with horror. But chimpanzees are human enough and social enough that using them as performers does not disturb me and I have some fond members of the Marquis Chimps on television when I was a child.

Given that, we are left with the question of how this stacks up against the others in the series and the answer is: not too badly, as the usual Snooky plot -- Snooky and small children against evil adults -- makes its way in a racetrack venue, where the baddies are trying to fix a race until Snooky rides the winner home. Of course, there are the usual touches that annoy me: Snooky holds perfectly intelligible conversations and rescues toddlers but the titles are a bit wittier than usual for this series and there's a nice sequence of bathing beauties. So if you like Snooky movies, you'll probably like this one.


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