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Bad Luck Blackie (1949)

A cute and very tormented kitten is bullied by an incomparably evil bulldog, who lives to know better after a black cat crosses his path.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Rich Hogan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Tex Avery ... Large Dog (voice) (uncredited)
Dick Nelson Dick Nelson ... Black Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A little cat is being mercilessly tormented by a mean bulldog until one day he meets a black cat who offers a bad-luck service. Whenever the little cat blows a whistle, the black cat comes out, and the bulldog is struck down with an attack of bad luck. Things look bad for the bulldog until he realizes that a cat's color can be changed... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Невезучий Черныш See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the bulldog shoved books in a bookcase (where kitten was hiding), Hanna & Barbera's Tom & Jerry short Kitty Foiled (1948) appears as KITTY FOILED, capital letters on kitten for approximately five seconds. And approximately one minute before kitten met his rescuer, that it later rescued. See more »

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Featured in Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut (1981) See more »

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Shave and a Haircut
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Traditional
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You Have to Give Him Credit for Coming Back
27 December 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is absolutely vintage Tex Avery. The villain in this story is a bulldog who spends most of his time tormenting a kitten. There is a kind of ugly scene where the kitten is thrown way up in the air. The bulldog pulls a sofa cushion out and pretends to catch he cat, but pulls it away at the last minute. Frustrated and scared, the little guy meets a black alley cat who has the power to cross people's paths, giving them bad luck. Now sight gag after sight gag comes. Each is more clever the former. The bulldog never seems to learn a lesson. He is a sociopath, so his life is devoted to causing harm. I think the high point of this cartoon is the creative ways the bulldog is punished. Tex Avery throws in some of that eye popping, double taking stuff that he did, and makes this a real delight.


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