Magician's assistant Corky performs disastrously at his first solo appearance. He is given a ventriloquist dummy called "Fats" to improve his act, and within a few years, Corky is at the height of fame. However, Fats has developed a mind of his own, and wants to control his master.
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Abracadabra, I sit on his knee. Presto chango, and now he is me. Hocus Pocus, we take her to bed. Magic is fun; we're dead.
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Did You Know?
This movie has often been likened to the British portmanteau horror movie Dead of Night
(1945), which featured a tale with a ventriloquist and his dummy. This movie was released a year after that movie's television remake, Dead of Night
(1977), but the television movie didn't feature a segment with a dummy and ventriloquist. See more
When Duke and Corky are fishing, Duke casts his rod and there is a buzzing sound, as if the spool is unwinding against a clicker. The reel is a spinning reel, which the line comes off free spool during a cast. There would be no clicking sound. See more
Fasten your seatbelts, everybody. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Credits: Fats Anthony Hopkins See more
References The Mike Douglas Show
Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Music by Victor Herbert
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Portion sung by Anthony Hopkins See more