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Hamateur Night (1939)

It's amateur night at the local theatre, and a procession of bad acts comes and goes: various musicians, a magician, and some actors. But they keep getting interrupted by Egghead singing "... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Jack Miller (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Elvia Allman ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Tex Avery ... Hippo (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Flea / Juliet Hen (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Various Contestants (voice) (uncredited)
Phil Kramer Phil Kramer ... Master of Ceremonies (voice) (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro ... Egghead (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's amateur night at the local theatre, and a procession of bad acts comes and goes: various musicians, a magician, and some actors. But they keep getting interrupted by Egghead singing "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain". Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amatersko veče See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Hänsel und Gretel - Sie sind innen hässlich (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

What's the Matter with Father
(uncredited)
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played during the opening shot of the theater marquee
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My feet are crooked!
18 March 2010 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

While Tex Avery was working for Warner Bros., he directed a series of cartoons centering on spot gags. "Hamateur Night" was a typical example, although the content matter reminded me more of what Friz Freleng's cartoons portrayed. The cartoon depicts a gaggle of second-rate amateur acts in a movie theater, and the audience gets to decide who's the best. As it so happens, Elmer Fudd's prototype Egghead is in the house. Hmmm...

So yes, it's the average silly cartoon from 1930s Warner Bros. - complete with some politically incorrect material - but I was laughing the whole way through. There's never a dull moment in any Tex Avery cartoon. I sure hope that Leon Schlesinger appreciated how much Avery made audiences laugh. Really funny.


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