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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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Storyline

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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Country:

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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Marche funèbre (Funeral March)
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played at the beginning
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The most unusual chess match since Through the Looking Glass
15 July 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is one of the most eccentric cartoons the Fleischer Brothers ever did! It opens with two men at a chess board, apparently playing a match and then turns its focus onto the pieces for the most bizarre game of chess played since Lewis Carroll penned Through the Looking Glass! Very odd, even for a Betty Boop in the early 1930s. Wonderful short. I sincerely doubt, however, that another commenter was talking about this short, from the gist of his or her comments. In print and available. Well worth watching. Highly recommended.


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