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Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)

A mild-mannered man whose nerves are shot from incessant noise is sent to an exclusive, silent retreat with hilarious results.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Tex Avery

Star:

Daws Butler
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Daws Butler ... Mr. Twiddle / Doctor / Hotel Manager (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A mild-mannered man whose nerves are shot from incessant noise is sent to an exclusive, silent retreat with hilarious results.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The sounds of the trumpet player and the laughing woman who keep the man awake through the night are taken directly from the novelty OKeh Laughing Record, which was released in 1923. See more »

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Mr. Twiddle takes a flight to Switzerland, but the airplane's interior is actually that of an old railroad passenger car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doctor: Mr. Twiddle, you are a very sick man. You have a serious case of trombonosis. Now, I would suggest complete relaxation at some quiet, remote hideaway, because if you do not get away from these noisy horns, your entire nervous system will shatter. You will just blow up!
[Mr. Twiddle recoils in shock]
Doctor: My wife here will give you our recommended travel folders.
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Soundtracks

Nocturne op.15 n°2 in F sharp major
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Mr Twiddle's battle for quiet
24 October 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Also have much admiration for Tex Avery, an animation genius whose best cartoons are animated masterpieces and some of the best he ever did. 'Sh-h-h-h-h-h' may not be one of his very best, only because his masterpieces were so many, more so than most other animation directors. Occasionally, limitations show in some of the backgrounds (in comparison to his cartoons from the 40s), but this doesn't matter quite so much because everywhere else in the animation it's colourful and expressive.

Many times it has been said by me that when Avery was not at his best he still fared much better than most other animation directors at their worst, some can only dream of having their best work on the same level as the masterpieces from Avery. Still think that.

Have not seen all Avery's work, though that's my goal as of now, but as of now have yet to see anything "bad" from him, even if there are perhaps a few very early efforts that are not at his usual top standard.

Clarence Wheeler is no Scott Bradley, but his music scoring proves him to be a more than worthy replacement. It's lively, lush and fits very well, if not quite action-enhancing as with Bradley.

'Sh-h-h-h-h-h' is one of those cartoons that is very funny, with plenty of clever, imaginatively timed gags that really deliver on the humour and makes the most of a very clever and brilliantly constructed story that is pure insanity and deliciously so. Nobody does insanity like Tex Avery.

Direction as to be expected is impeccable as is Daws Butler's bravura voice-work. One does feel sorry for poor Mr Twiddle, especially if you've been in a similar situation to him.

Overall, another brilliant work from a master. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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