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Felix in Hollywood (1923)

A starving actor, reduced to trying his luck in the movies, travels to Hollywood. His cat, Felix, poses as a travel bag and comes along.

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Otto Messmer

Writers:

Pat Sullivan (character creator), Otto Messmer (story)
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Felix decides to make his way to Hollywood, but has no money. The owner of a failing shoe store promises Felix $500 if he can help bring in new business, which Felix ingeniously manages to do, but the owner stiffs him out of the money. Felix finds a way to get to Hollywood, anyway, and while there meets up with the famous stars of the day, like Charlie Chaplin and Ben Turpin. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1923 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Феликс в Голливуде See more »

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Pat Sullivan Cartoons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Felix's Master: A ham! A ham! My kingdom for a ham sandwich!
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Edited into The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »

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Shoe Business or Show Business
2 January 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A clever black and white Felix the Cat cartoon from 1923. While things are minimalist, the drawing is excellent. Felix is a versatile character. He is able to adapt to anything. He is with a movie director who is broke. Felix uses his wit to help ad depressed shoe store owner get his shop back. Later, in Hollywood, he works like crazy to get a role in the movies. We meet some of the stars of the silent screen at the time. Felix generally finds himself in a world that is unfair. When he tries to do good, he isn't respected. Here, he does battle with mosquitos. Once again, his ingenuity and self reliance reign supreme. I think the pen and ink drawing here is really startlingly bright and works quite well. Being a black and white cat helps Felix pull it off.


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