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I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1932)

Betty Boop and friends meet Louis Armstrong on a jungle safari.

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Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong
Ann Little Ann Little ... Betty Boop (voice)
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Koko and Bimbo take Betty Boop on a jungle safari, where they run afoul of a cannibal tribe caricaturing Louis Armstrong and his band members (they play the title song, partly in live-action). Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1932 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono
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Soundtracks

Chinatown, My Chinatown
(uncredited)
Music by Jean Schwartz
Played when Bimbo and Koko escape the crocodiles and save Betty
Performed by Louis Armstrong and his orchestra
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Worth It for Armstrong
9 June 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (1932)

*** (out of 4)

Betty, Bimbo and KoKo are on a jungle safari when they are chased by a giant head, which just happens to be an animated version of Louis Armstrong.

This animated short from Paramount certainly isn't a classic or even a very good one but I think fans of Betty Boop should enjoy it and those fans of Armstrong will really enjoy it. There are some racial jokes in the animation, which might offend some people but the main reason to watch this is for the title track by Armstrong. It's a fairly catchy number and I thought the animation put to it was quite good as well. There really aren't any laughs or great action but this is still a fun short.


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