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Hollywood Capers (1935)

Beans sneaks in to a Hollywood movie studio lot, where he gets into a heap of trouble.

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Jack King
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tommy Bond ... Beans (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Little Kitty (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

W.C.Fields enters the Warmer Bros. Studio. Beans tries to drive in, but the guard throws him and his car against a tree. Charlie Chaplin drives in, followed by Oliver Hardy on foot - but we see that it's really Beans in disguise. Oliver Owl is directing a picture; Beans sneaks onto the stage. He's watching from a catwalk when someone knocks him off, into the middle of the scene. Beans is thrown off the set, right into the set of a Frankenstein movie. He accidentally brings the robotic monster to life, and it crashes into the original studio, eating the camera. Beans tries to stop the monster, but is sent flying. He lands against a wind machine. which chops up the monster. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hollywood Kapriolen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Beans: Beans is the name. One of the Boston Beans.
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Featured in Futurama: A Bicyclops Built for Two (2000) See more »

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Sweet Flossie Farmer
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung first by Kitty, then by Bartenders
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nobody rips at Hollywood more than Hollywood itself
31 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Jack King's "Hollywood Capers" came out during the first year in which Warner Bros. animation really had the recognition that it has had ever since. Featuring many of the characters from "I Haven't Got a Hat", it portrays simple-minded feline Beans getting to Warmer (yes, in this case it's Warmer, not Warner) Bros. studios, only to cause a series of problems, culminating in Frankenstein's monster coming to life.

The cartoon has a very simple story - as did most of their cartoons during the animation department's early years - but comes up with some really crazy sight gags, namely Frankie's meal; no live action film, no matter how silly, could ever show that! So, it's far from a great cartoon, but an eye-opening look into the early days of what would soon be the domain of Bugs, Daffy, etc. And it's a neat jab at Hollywood. Speaking of which, why does no one rip at Hollywood more than Hollywood itself?


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