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Ceiling Hero (1940)

A series of blackout gags parodying aviation and aviation films. Gags include a parchutist whose parachute reads "Good to the last drop", jokes about LA's expanding city limits, and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)

Writer:

Dave Monahan
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce Robert C. Bruce ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
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A series of blackout gags parodying aviation and aviation films. Gags include a parchutist whose parachute reads "Good to the last drop", jokes about LA's expanding city limits, and a satire of test pilot and their bravery. Written by Mike Konczewski

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sniffy-Hiiren seikkailut See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The oft-repeated line "Calling Barranca" is a reference to the film Only Angels Have Wings (1939). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Ceiling Zero (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

You, You Darlin'
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
[Plays at the start of the advertising gag.]
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1940 Rose Bowl
19 March 2010 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Typical Tex Avery cartoon, telling a seemingly serious story with a series of spot gags. In this case, the topic is aviation. Obviously, the airplanes depicted in "Ceiling Hero" look primitive by today's standards, but it's a pretty funny cartoon. As I understand it, the line "USC 0, Tennessee 14" is a reference to the 1940 Rose Bowl, which had those scores. And of course, the last line is from Artie Auerbach's character on "The Jack Benny Show".

So, it's nice, silly humor to last a few minutes. Since this came out right before the US entered WWII, it seems a little bit foretelling when they show the military planes.

Pretty funny.


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