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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.


Dave Fleischer, Bernard Wolf (uncredited)




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


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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Animation | Short | Music


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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 »


Betty Boop: What are you gonna do?
Cab Calloway & Old Man: I'm gonna do the best I can.
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Minnie the Moocher
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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A bit thin on plot.
21 September 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This cartoon is really more of a music video than anything else. Like many of these such shorts, it begins with a brief look at the band performing--in this case Cab Calloway and His Orchestra. Now I like Calloway, though this song is not exactly "Minnie the Moocher".

As far as the cartoon goes, there really is not much in the way of plot. Betty Boop goes into the wilderness and meets the Old Man of the Mountain. This guy is about ten feet tall and is voiced by Calloway. She and this odd creature sing together a bit, then the guy gets very grabby and chases poor Betty. Ultimately the forest creatures come to her rescue.

The animation, like all the Fleischer Brothers cartoons, is wonderful. The song, not bad at all. But together there still isn't enough--there needed to be more humor and, above all, more plot. Interesting but not much more.

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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