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Swing You Sinners! (1930)

Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken. He runs away from a policeman and enters a haunted cemetery. Various ghosts and monsters tell him that he will be punished for his sin.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Star:

Billy Murray
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Murray Billy Murray ... Bimbo (voice) (uncredited)
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Bimbo is seen late at night, trying to steal a chicken. He runs away from a policeman and enters a haunted cemetery. Various ghosts and monsters tell him that he will be punished for his sin.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1930 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Mono
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Sing, You Sinners
(uncredited)
Music by W. Franke Harling
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung during the opening credits as "Swing You Sinners"
Played and sung at the end
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Swing You Sinners is one of the most surrealistic Fleischer cartoons ever!
6 June 2007 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Bimbo, who gets his comeuppance for stealing chickens, encounters various talking gravestones with faces, many farm animals, a walking barn, and plenty of spooks and ghosts in one of the most musically jazzy surrealistic cartoons I've ever seen. Both the music and the animation makes you wonder how much drugs were taken to get the images that were presented here in the pre-Code era. Everything presented here is so unusual, so collage-like, that there's no way this would pass muster on Saturday morning television. Anyone with a love for both jazz and Fleischer animation should definitely check this one out. Hard to imagine Disney doing something like this, even when he made Fantasia.


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