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A Swiss Trick (1931)

Tom and Jerry are aboard a train making its way up a mountain in the Swiss Alps. When their train breaks down, they're spotted by a very thin St. Bernard, who brings the engine some liquor.... See full summary »

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John Foster, Vernon Stallings (as George Stallings)
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Tom and Jerry are aboard a train making its way up a mountain in the Swiss Alps. When their train breaks down, they're spotted by a very thin St. Bernard, who brings the engine some liquor. The engine zips through the Alps, but leaves the pair behind. They play their horn, which is answered by a herd of goats, who boot Tom and Jerry down the mountain. They find a group of yodelers on the side of another mountain, and are then lured to a Swiss chalet by one of them using some Swiss cheese on a string. When the locals get angry, Tom and Jerry try to appease them by yodeling, playing instruments and dancing. They then steal some Swiss cheese, which makes them both holey; mice, mistaking them for cheese, chase them down the mountain. Written by jjwbenso

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1931 (USA) See more »

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Van Beuren Studios See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows Jungle Jam (1931) See more »

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I Miss My Swiss (My Swiss Miss Misses Me)
(uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Played on instruments by Tom and Jerry and continued through to the end
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I guess the moral is, don't eat the cheese.
29 October 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Well, the good news is that this isn't the worst Tom and Jerry* cartoon I ever saw...though this isn't saying a lot. For every three terrible cartoons the Van Beuren folks made with this duo, you might then get one that is decent and watchable.

This short finds our dull duo in Switzerland...and with all the usual cliches. Most of it was pretty dull and there was some annoying musical number. However, the gag with the Swiss cheese was decent enough....even if it might make you want to give up hole-ridden cheese!

*Back in the early 30s, there was a DIFFERENT Tom & Jerry from the cat and mouse from MGM that we've come to love. This original Tom & Jerry is who the review is about...the other duo make terrific films from the 1940s-50s. Their later ones...well, the less said the better.


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