Those Beautiful Dames (1934)

THOSE BEAUTIFUL DAMES (1934)
Article 4931 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 9-18-2015
Directed by Friz Freleng
Voice cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Cartoon

A poor girl trudges to her poverty-stricken home on a snowy night and is unable to keep the fire lit. Then, after she falls asleep, a troupe of toys show up, redecorate the home, and throw the girl a party.

Here’s another early Warner Brothers effort; this was before they developed a solid coterie of cartoon stars. They were content to make cartoons that mostly served to highlight chosen songs for which the company had the rights. It’s certainly more whimsical than funny, though it opens poignantly by emphasizing the girl’s poverty, then engages in some mild whimsy as the toys redecorate, and then does a couple of renditions of the title song. Like many of the cartoons from the studio during this time, it’s passable but uninspired.

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