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The Cuckoo Clock (1950)

A cat is driven up the wall by the inhabitant of the cuckoo clock, so he spends the film trying to catch him...

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)

Star:

Daws Butler
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Narrator / Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

While this could very well be a germ-of-an-idea parody of an Edgar Allan Poe story, The Tell-Tale Heart, there is no way on this earth that Mr. Poe, credited or uncredited, had anything to do with this cartoon, in spite of the fact somebody has given him an (uncredited) as a writer. Bottom line, a cat is more than a bit annoyed at the cuckoo in a clock, and sets out to get rid of it, but ends up getting blown to the hereafter while the clock plays an fitting tune. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuckoo Murder Case See more »

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Sound Mix:

Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release)| Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Symphony in Slang (1951) See more »

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
Music by Gaston Lyle
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Typical Avery, with the germ of an idea used more fully in a later short.
6 November 2002 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This short is typical Avery, with lots of sight gags and a hilarious premise. But Avery plays around with a series of gags that take expressions of speech and depict them literally in visual gags, an idea he would use to base an entire short on later with Symphony in Slang. Cute cartoon, not terribly innovative, but enjoyably watchable nonetheless. Worth watching and recommended.


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