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Chess-Nuts (1932)

Betty Boop is the black queen and Bimbo the white king in a surrealistic chess game.

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Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Murray Billy Murray ... Bimbo (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
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An initially realistic chess game becomes a chaotic, animated quest for the favors of Betty Boop (the black queen) by Bimbo (white king) and others, with elements of bowling and football. Koko appears. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1932 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
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Old King Cole
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[Sung during the opening credits]
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Chasing Betty
10 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Chess-Nuts (1932)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This is a rather bizarre mix of live action and animation. The film starts off with two men playing chess and then we turn to the animation as Betty Boop, Bimbo and KoKo take form on a chess board. We then see others come to life and before long a football game breaks out while the King chases Betty. I wouldn't necessarily call this a "good" movie but at the same time it's at least interesting enough to where fans of the series should be mildly entertained. Once again the animation itself is quite good but the first portion of the film is rather boring. Things finally pick up once Betty comes under attack as we're given some very Pre=code moments including her getting her dressed pulled up. The score is good but one wishes the film had gotten off to a better start.


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