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Moth and the Flame (1938)

A group of moths invades a costume shop through a badly plugged hole in a window and makes quick work of the contents. A male moth ignores his lady to chow down on a hat and she's soon ... See full summary »

Director:

Burt Gillett (uncredited)

Writer:

Walt Pfeiffer
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A group of moths invades a costume shop through a badly plugged hole in a window and makes quick work of the contents. A male moth ignores his lady to chow down on a hat and she's soon seduced by a candle flame, which rapidly spreads. He notices her trapped in a spider web with the fire attacking and makes some attempts to save her, but pours benzene on the fire by mistake. The rest of the moths are summoned, and they fight the fire with water-filled bagpipes, an air drop with a water-filled funnel, etc., while our hero works to free his lady from the spider web. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den farliga lågan See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Most of the time, the flame is a caricature of a Latin lover. But for a few seconds at one time, it takes on the caricatured appearance of Walt Disney. See more »

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Featured in Silly Symphonies Rediscovered (2006) See more »

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A Silly Symphony indeed.
24 May 2018 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

A Silly Symphony about a bunch of moths, who invade a costume shop and makes food out of the clothes and accessories. Soon, a live flame tries to make nice with a lady moth, which leads to a fire that almost consumes the entire shop. What results are some moth vs. flame sequences and a moth saves moth scene.

This cartoon reminds you how these Silly Symphony cartoons get its name - definitely out-of-this-world and odd, but suitable for the family, though, not too entertaining.

Grade C+


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