6.2/10
109
5 user

I'm a Big Shot Now (1936)

The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a... See full summary »

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

The citizens of Birdville are going about their business: weaving baskets, patronizing the bank (depositing nuts and worms), etc. In the saloon, a gangster type sings the title song, mugs a passing cop, and drinks a row of shots. He looks out and spots the bank; leading his gang across the street, he acts as lookout while the gang robs the bank. The police pursue; shootout. In the hideout, the ganster laughs at his wanted poster. A beat cop spots the getaway car and summons help; shootout, including air support. The cops shoot out the floor of the hideout birdhouse, capturing the lead, who sings, from jail, the flip side of the title song, "I'm just a jailbird now." Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Scarface (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm a Little Big Shot Now
(uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung with substitute lyrics
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
I'M A BIG SHOT NOW (Friz Freleng, 1936) **1/2
14 April 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

An early, and therefore minor, Looney Tunes cartoon which plays as a spoof on the pacy crime melodramas (pioneered by the same studio, Warner Bros.) then in their heyday. This, too, can be found among the extras on the BULLETS OR BALLOTS (1936) DVD. Basically, it shows the rise and fall of a small-time hood in just 7 minutes – with the anti-hero himself changing lines from his signature tune (the title number) to accommodate his current demeanor. The Looney Tunes are among the most inventive and zany cartoons ever made, but this was still some years ahead of their golden era (in fact, none of the famous characters had been created by this point).


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed