A Case for Hypnosis (1952)

| Short | 1952 (USA)


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Credited cast:
Daws Butler ... Prof. Lightskull (voice)
Paul Frees ... Doc Twiddle (voice)


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Release Date:

1952 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fair Spoof of Holmes
1 May 2011 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Case for Hypnosis, A (1952)

** (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining short is yet another spoof of Sherlock Holmes with the characters here being played by chimps. Prof. Lightskull and Doc Twiddle are trying to locate the whereabouts of a magician who has the power to change people into anything they want but more times than not he plays the part of a jokster and instead turns them into strange creatures. One lady chimp wants to become an actress but instead the magician turns her into a camel. That's the type of humor this 13-minute short features and I must admit that it kept me somewhat entertained, although I think it could have been much better had the running time been chopped down a few more minutes. Daws Butler does a pretty good job with the vocal work on Lightskull but I wasn't overly impressed with Paul Frees. I thought the two actors didn't have too much chemistry together and a lot of the humor seemed really forced and the vocal work from Frees just couldn't pull it off. This is especially true when his character is playing a wimp and we get this girl-ish like voice that comes off more annoying than anything. This was written by Larry Clemmons who would go onto work on several Disney pictures and television episodes.

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