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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

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Paul Frees
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Paul Frees ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jerry narrates in voiceover: Tom has fallen hard for the cat next door, and competes with rich cat Butch for her affections. But Butch outspends Tom to a ludicrous level at every turn. Tom goes downhill after that, until we see him contemplating suicide. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreimal armer schwarzer Kater See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Since Jerry Mouse is telling the story of Blue Cat Blues through inner monologue, the short does not break the "cardinal rule" of Tom or Jerry physically speaking in their cartoons. See more »

Goofs

Butch's car is shorter when he and the lady cat drive by with the "Just Married" sign than when he drove up and over Tom's bucket earlier. See more »

Connections

Followed by Tot Watchers (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got a Feelin' You're Foolin'
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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As A Soap Opera Parody, It Was Very Good; Overall - A Bomb With Audiences
20 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is very different from the normal Tom and Jerry cartoon and, for most people, a flop. I see that's the consensus here, and I understand it. This effort at humor just didn't cut it for most people including me BUT it got better and better as it went on and I'm not so sure it was a failure in what it tried to say. Where it failed was the fact that the public didn't like it. Not being liked by the audience is the worst sin possible in the entertainment business.

Early on, there were a few gags that made me laugh, such as Tom (literally) "flipping his lid" and the excesses his rival, "Mr. Butch" went to, to impress the hot feline both he and Tom were after.

The narration tells us the sad tale of how Tom ruined himself over this woman. It's told through Jerry's voice which sounds more like a soft Keifer Sutherland than some little mouse that we'd expect. At first, it was annoying but then I got used to it, and almost laughed at the obvious attempt of the writers to make this overly melodramatic with lines like, "He willingly sold himself into slavery....for love." If you know a lot of 1950s movies, this sort of soapy story fits fit in. In fact, the more I watched this, the better it got as I laughed over this soap opera parody.


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