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She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937)

An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a ... See full summary »

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Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ... Lester Coward (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Bette Savis / Little Oscar / Barking Woman / Duckling (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Dole Promise / Hippo / Who Dehr / Stickoutski (voice) (uncredited)
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An evening at the local movie theater, including a sing-along led by Maestro Stickoutski at he Mighty "Fertilizer" organ, a "Goofy-Tone" newsreel, and the feature, "Petrified Florist," a spoof of The Petrified Forest (1936) featuring caricatures of Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1937 (USA) See more »

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Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The feature film in the cartoon, "Petrified Florist", is a satire on Warner Bros.' own "The Petrified Forest" and shows a barroom scene with caricatures of stars Bette Davis and Leslie Howard. See more »

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References Kismet (1930) See more »

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Thru the Courtesy of Love
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Played during "Petrified Florist"
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still really funny even if you don't know what it spoofs
10 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Watching "She Was an Acrobat's Daughter", I quickly figured out that it was going to spoof a famous movie of its era (in this case, "The Petrified Forest", which I've never seen). In a movie theater, the audience plays an over-the-top version of musical chairs, a fat hippo irks some people by getting out of and into his seat, and some other silly things abound before the newsreel replete with puns tells of events in the world. Maestro Stickoutski (they loved playing with people's names, didn't they?) has the audience sing the title song along with some slides, even when the wrong slide gets entered. But when a baby duck starts pissing some people off, that's when the action really gets going! True, we in the 21st century will probably have few if any clues what they're talking about. But if we can imagine ourselves watching the cartoon when it first debuted in 1937, getting every one of the jokes, it's very easy to enjoy the cartoon. Of course, it's a hoot even if you don't know what it spoofs. One can see how the guys behind these cartoons liked to come up with the most twisted things possible. Worth seeing.

"Bacall to Arms" portrayed a similar series of events.


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