When he has to pay a debt to a fearsome money lender, a man accepts the help of a friend who takes him to a scientist where he can sell his body, but things get worse than expected.

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When he has to pay a debt to a fearsome money lender, a man accepts the help of a friend who takes him to a scientist where he can sell his body, but things get worse than expected.

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5 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Broadway Brevities (1940-1941 season) #1: Just a Cute Kid  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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This short can be found on the 2007 Warner Brothers DVD release of Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) See more »

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Your money or your skull?
14 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This strange little comedy short has the in debt Cliff Edwards ("Ukulele Like") agreeing to donate his skull to mad doctor (Olin Howland) to pay the mobsters off. It's pal Frank Faylen's idea, while girlfriend Margaret Hayes goes out of the way to prevent Cliffs l from being de-capped. A combination of goofiness and bad taste makes this an odd example of classic film comedy, showing that good taste often ended when the censors weren't really playing attention. Ironically, this was made the same year that Edwards voiced the role of Jimminy Cricket, making this needing a song called, "When you try to remove my skull" to the tune of the more famous Disney song he did sing. Hayes, who could have been a good young star of B movies, would find cult status as an unforgettable aging leading lady in film noir a couple of decades later.


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