Tuesday, 22 October 2013

You Missed Something, Betty

Who else but Dave Fleischer would have a toenail clipping gag? He does in “Bimbo’s Express” (1931).

In this cartoon, Fleischer (or whoever directed this) cuts to a close-up of Betty’s foot. She’s only cut off part of the big toenail. The toe grows a face and hands and urges Betty to finish the job. She does. The toe smiles and the face disappears.

I’m embarrassed to say I can’t remember the title of the song that plays during the opening moving van sequence, but the soundtrack includes “Oh, You Beautiful Doll,” “The Old Grey Mare,” “Hello, Beautiful” and “Horses.” (See the answer in the comment section).

1 comment:

  1. the song is called I Just Roll Along(having my ups and downs). It was composed in 1927..