Friday, 7 April 2017

The $20 Gold Piece

“Put a $20 gold piece on my watch chain, so you can let all the boys I died standing pat” wails the singing spectre in the Betty Boop cartoon Snow-White (1933). And the spectre enacts it for the audience.

The singing of Cab Calloway, the musical score, the animation by Doc Crandall and the wonderful backgrounds by the anonymous artist in the St. James Infirmary scene make this one of the great cartoons of the 1930s.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you; this is a strong contender for the very best Fleischer cartoon short of the 1930s.