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Blue Cat Blues (1956)

As Tom prepares to commit suicide, Jerry recounts the cat's hopeless lover's pursuit of the opportunistic lady that led to this.

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Paul Frees
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Paul Frees ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Jerry narrates in voiceover: Tom has fallen hard for the cat next door, and competes with rich cat Butch for her affections. But Butch outspends Tom to a ludicrous level at every turn. Tom goes downhill after that, until we see him contemplating suicide. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreimal armer schwarzer Kater See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)| Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Since Jerry Mouse is telling the story of Blue Cat Blues through inner monologue, the short does not break the "cardinal rule" of Tom or Jerry physically speaking in their cartoons. See more »

Goofs

Welder masks are not to protect from bright light but to protect from sparks and other things flying in one's face. The lady cat should've had Tom and herself wear sunglasses or even glasses made for looking at a solar eclipse. See more »

Connections

Follows The Zoot Cat (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Music by Robert Burns
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Oddly dark.
7 August 2019 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Blue Cat Blues (1956)' is a bit of an odd one. Its premise is so oddly, off-puttingly dark yet its execution is as charming as ever. It tells the tale of Tom's spiral into suicidal depression in a deceptively upbeat, generally jovial way. It's a bizarre choice, to say the least. Its overall effect is a strangely unsettling one. The actual short isn't entirely unpleasant, even providing a couple of laughs, but it culminates in a really dark overall experience. It's difficult to know how to feel about it, really. It's not bad but it's not great. 6/10


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