The Ace of Spades
Studio: Fleischer Studio Release Date : January 16, 1931 Series: Talkartoon
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Synopsis

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Characters

Bimbo

Credits

Director

Dave Fleischer

Animator

Joaquin Rodolfo "Rudy" Zamora
Alfred "Al" Eugster

Producer

Max Fleischer


Distributor(s)

Paramount

Technical Specifications

Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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From S. C. MacPeter :

Having seen this one at the recent 100th Cartoon Carnival, I humbly say that this film would be a classic if it circulated better. It seems the status of Bimbo (and everyone else in the film) as "negroes" is why the film doesn't have a lot of prints floating around. The cartoon is told entirely through song (3 songs rewritten slightly to work for the film) and sung through Billy Murray in dialect, backed by a gospel choir. We see Bimbo setting up a game of poker, rigging it in his favor, while everyone mostly goes along with it. Without spoiling specific gags and details, it starts cleverly, tells itself cleverly through song, and ends on a very funny note. Hopefully someday more people get to see this film
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