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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.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Star:

Billy Murray
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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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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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Truly bizarre.
16 August 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Cracked Online recently posted an article listing five cartoons that are DARKER than most horror movies. "Swing You Sinners!" was #1 on the list! They also said "...there's no way it was created without massive doses of acid being pumped into everyone involved". And, after seeing it, I would have to agree.

This is an early talking cartoon from the Fleischer Studios--the same folks who made Popeye. This film stars Bimbo, Betty Boop's friend the dog. Bimbo tries to steal a chicken and is chased by a cop into the cemetery. There, a completely surreal nightmare occurs--as if drawn by Salvador Dali...on drugs! It's really hard to describe but is very imaginative, splashy, weird and morbid--with lots of corpses, ghosts, knives and razors trying to kill Bimbo and the like! And, by the end of the cartoon, you really have no idea whether or not poor Bimbo even survived!! Overall this IS a fun film with very catchy music but it's not something to show the kids...it's more a morbidly curious film to show older audiences to get their reactions!


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