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Wot a Night (1931)

Not Rated | | Animation, Family, Short | 1 August 1931 (USA)
On a dark and stormy night, Tom and Jerry, two ambitious cab drivers, wait outside a train station for fares. When two strange men in top hats disembark from their train, the hacks solicit ... See full summary »

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John Foster, Vernon Stallings (as Geo. Stallings)
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On a dark and stormy night, Tom and Jerry, two ambitious cab drivers, wait outside a train station for fares. When two strange men in top hats disembark from their train, the hacks solicit them until they give in and ask for a ride to their castle. When the men stiff the fare, Tom and Jerry pursue them, only to be trapped inside the castle by a portcullis. They wander about the residence and encounter a fearsome-looking bat, a bathing, whistling skeleton, a veritable army of ghosts, and other assorted ghouls and goblins. After meeting a skeletal quartet in black-face, they find the two strange men again and discover they've been turned into skeletons as well, after which they escape the castle and run for their lives. Written by jjwbenso

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USA

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English

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1 August 1931 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Fun Tom and Jerry Short
17 March 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Wot a Night (1931)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another variation on Disney's THE SKELETON DANCE, this was the first Tom and Jerry (not the cat and mouse) short and has the two playing cab drivers. The night is raining, windy and creepy as they take a couple bearded men to a castle. The men leave without paying so Tom and Jerry follow them into the castle where they run into skeletons and ghosts.

Having already seen some of the later Tom and Jerry shorts, I really wasn't overly impressed with them but this one here was rather charming even if it was ripping off other and better movies. What really makes this one work are some creative moments with the skeletons including one who is taking a bath and we see a rather fun way that he dries off his bones. I also thought the animation was quite good and especially some of the early scenes where a train runs into some water and must transform into a boat.


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