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Is My Palm Read (1933)

For customer Betty Boop, psychic reader Prof. Bimbo conjures up an adventure on a haunted tropical island in his crystal ball.

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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

Bimbo is a fortune teller; Koko is his doorman; Betty is a customer. Bimbo sees a ride on a steamship, a wreck, Betty stranded on a tropical island. Betty then gets trapped inside a haunted grass hut; Bimbo gets her plea for help, and comes to her rescue. Back at the fortune telling booth, Bimbo reveals himself, but the ghosts come out of the crystal ball and start chasing them. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortune Teller See more »

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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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Trivia

The song sung by Betty on the island before the monsters grab her, is Irving Berlin's "All By Myself," written for vaudeville revues in 1921. The song has since been featured in movies and TV shows such as Blue Skies (1946) and Boardwalk Empire: Battle of the Century (2011). See more »

Soundtracks

Betty Boop
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
Sung during the opening credits
Played again when Betty pulls the cat's tail and Koko answers the door
Played again when Betty enters the elevator
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Insane....and I like that about this cartoon!
18 August 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Is My Palm Read" is a Betty Boop cartoon that does what these cartoons do best--defying reality with strange anthropomorphic scenes and goofy jokes. It is far from normal....weird and well worth seeing.

Betty goes to a palm reader and what you see next is supposedly what will happen to her. Betty is somewhere on a haunted tropical island where lots of ghosts play tricks on her and try to scare poor Betty. But, along comes her hero, Bimbo the dog, and he bravely defeats the ghosts.

While the whole palm reading angle was really unnecessary, the rest of the cartoon is great fun. Extremely well animated like all Fleischer cartoons, this one also has lots of nice jokes and is the sort of silly far I liked best in Betty Boop cartoons.


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