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Go West (1923)

A short film with an all animal cast about a young chimp who is kicked out of his home by his parents and heads west to make his fortune.

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Len Powers
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A short film with an all animal cast about a young chimp who is kicked out of his home by his parents and heads west to make his fortune.

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 November 1923 (USA) See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A 'Dippy Doo Dad' comedy with an all-animal cast. See more »

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Monkeys Riding Goats
6 May 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In this typical Dippy-Doo-Dads short, a monkey is thrown out of home for drunkenness. He hops on a freight train to head out west, where men are men..... I mean where monkeys are monkeys. There he deals mostly with other monkeys running through a lot of the tropes of the era, although the sheriff is a bulldog.

The series was .... I want to write "conceived", but that's the wrong word. It was a novelty series, and it was difficult to shoot, which is why cameraman Len Powers wound up as director. Apparently it was not much of a success. About a dozen were shot over about two years, and it was given up. This one shows why: after about a minute of monkeys in clothes, I was saying "Okay. Monkeys in clothes. I get it. Now what?" At which point, monkeys in clothes riding goats didn't add much.


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