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Barnacle Bill (1930)

Sailor Bimbo (as Barnacle Bill) jumps ship with his little black book and visits his lady friend, Betty Boop (with dog's ears).

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Ann Little Ann Little ... Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Murray Billy Murray ... Bimbo (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Sailor Bimbo (as Barnacle Bill) jumps ship with his little black book and visits his lady friend, Betty Boop (with dog's ears).

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1930 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The title refers to the 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Minnie the Mermaid
(uncredited)
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva (as Bud De Sylva)
Sung by the mermaids at the end
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Formative Bimbo that has a few moments
18 July 2004 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

Not officially released as a Betty Boop short, but that's Betty and the early Bimbo. Bimbo stayed a canine throughout, while Betty became human. Bimbo comes across as a less than likable sort here, but then neither was Barnacle Bill the sailor (pay attention to the lyrics of the sea chantey). Bimbo was a more or less marginal character, for my tastes, although he was head and shoulders above most of the supporting characters in later years. Koko the Clown was the most effective bit player they used in the Betty Boop series. Bimbo spends most of his time making eyes and sighing at Betty in most of his appearances. The later design on the character was a marked improvement over the original character they show here. This is on the Betty Boop collection that's well worth having. This short is nothing special, but worth a look once.


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