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Betty Boop's Bamboo Isle (1932)

On a south sea isle, Bimbo meets Betty in the guise of a hula dancer.

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Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Credited cast:
The Royal Samoans The Royal Samoans ... Themselves
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Storyline

Bimbo visits a south sea isle, where he meets a dusky maiden who does a hot hula and looks a lot like Betty. Also a stereotyped headhunter tribe... The Royal Samoans perform in live-action. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La isla de bambú de Betty Boop See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Betty boop: [as Bibbo falls into her boat] Holy smack!
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Referenced in Popeye the Sailor (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Betty
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Samuel Lerner
[Sung during Betty's opening "photo credit"]
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More Great Music & Insanity
3 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Here's another Betty Boop "musical," this one featuring the Hawaiian music of "The Royal Samoans." You have to give the people responsible for these Boop cartoons - the Fleischer brothers, mainly - credit for giving musicians another forum to show their talents. They weren't biased, either, showing anybody from Louis Armstrong to classical violinist Rubinoff.

The music in here is excellent, too, especially some of the guitar work. They always have the characters in sync with the notes, too. Here, we see Betty doing her risqué hula dance and "Bimbo" imitating an island native singing a number, too.

You also get some the craziest visuals you'll ever seen. Betty's cartoons for good in that department. You just never know what absolutely crazy thing you'll see next. For instance, the motor of a small boat suddenly turns into dog, or the boat becomes a house that walks away - just insane stuff. Personally, I think it's all fascinating.


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