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Goofy Movies Number Seven (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Short | 18 September 1934 (USA)
This comedy short contains a "Wotaphony" newsreel and a short film from Super-Stupid Pictures entitled "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq." As the audience views footage from ... See full summary »

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Pete Smith
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Pete Smith ... Narrator (voice)
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This comedy short contains a "Wotaphony" newsreel and a short film from Super-Stupid Pictures entitled "The Downfall of Thaddeus G. Blotto, Esq." As the audience views footage from unidentified silent movies, the narrator makes humorous comments while telling the (alleged) story. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

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English

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Better Than Normal
31 January 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Goofy Movies Number Seven (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

The seventh of ten films in this MGM series that has Pete Smith adding narration to silent film clips. Sometimes the films work and others times we're left with some dreadful but thankfully this one here manages to get a few laughs. During the "Wotaphony" newsreel we see clips from several movies including one where a butler delivers bad news to his owner and another scene where an Indian drinks from a poisoned well. I thought this first sequence was very funny as Smith's narration added to a couple well-written jokes. The stuff with the poisoned well was very funny. The second portion of the film deals with the "feature" as we see why a bum ended up the way he did. This includes growing up with artist parents as well as having his dad drink all his milk. This second portion isn't quite as funny but Smith does get across a few nice jokes. I know a lot of silent film buffs hate this series and others that bothered to laugh at silent movies. I love silent movies but every once in a while they're certainly opened to a few jokes and this one here manages to get a couple nice laughs.


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