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The Old Man of the Mountain (1933)

Betty Boop goes to see the fearsome Old Man of the Mountain for herself; he sings the title song and a duet with Betty.

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Dave Fleischer
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway & Old Man
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Storyline

Betty Boop goes to see the fearsome Old Man of the Mountain for herself; he sings the title song and a duet with Betty.

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Genres:

Animation | Short | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Velho da Montanha 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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Trivia

The Old Man of the Mountain was the alias for the leader of the Moslem hashashin sect. These warriors were trained to fight and die honourably and only killed the people responsible for a given conflict or series of events, not an average person or warrior. Their name has come down to us as the word "assassin." See more »

Quotes

Betty Boop: What are you gonna do?
Cab Calloway & Old Man: I'm gonna do the best I can.
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Connections

Featured in Out of the Inkwell: The Fleischer Story (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Minnie the Moocher
(uncredited)
Written by Cab Calloway, Clarence Gaskill and Irving Mills
Performed during the opening credits and at the end by Cab Calloway and his orchestra
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THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN {Short} (Dave Fleischer, 1933) ***
11 January 2014 | by MARIO GAUCISee all my reviews

Like the previous year's MINNIE THE MOOCHER (a viewing of which preceded this one), this "Talkartoon" has its genesis in the current Cab Calloway hit; however, it also seems to take a leaf out of Dr. Seuss' Grinch stories as here we have the titular character whose coming terrorizes a rural town. In fact, his advance is made public by the lion town crier – who, hilariously, jumps atop two white rabbits, straps their ears around his feet and uses them to roller-skate down the mountain into town. This level of inventiveness is kept at a steady pace throughout its standard 7-minute running time.

Almost needless to say is the fact that, like its predecessor, it features Betty Boop and her faithful dog companion Bimbo and they are the ones who finally confront the notorious ancient bully but they get more than they bargained for – Betty ends up in her underwear and has to hide herself behind a tree (a scene which caused controversy at the time with the short's distributors Paramount being asked to tone these cartoons down)! Eventually, it is the angered animal population of the town who give the dirty old man his long-in-coming comeuppance.


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