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September In The Rain

September In The Rain

September In The Rain (1937) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series September In The Rain

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September In The Rain 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: dingdog,

Ah, I'll probably kick the bucket before they put this one on DVD......mainly because it's been cut to shreds in TV prints. This isn't an OFFENSIVE cartoon--merely a celebration of America's pop-and-jazz heritage.
The two prize-winning musical numbers here are the ones censored: Al Jolson as the Cream-o'-Wheat chef, singing the title song to his "mammy,"Aunt Jemima. Then, there's the climactic "Nagasaki" number, with Louis Armstrong & Fats Waller as the Gold Dust Twins; with the Sunshine Baker & the Arm-&-Hammer guy on percussion. (This bit was reused in Clampett's "Tin Pan Alley Cats.")
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September In The Rain 10 out of 5 stars

Reviewed by: dingdog,

Just like so many other great 1930's musical cartoons with racial-stereotype scenes, this film's probably doomed to total obscurity. The sequences eliminated from nearly all TV prints are the two best in the film: the title song (in which Al Jolson, as the Cream-Of-Wheat chef, sings to his mammy, Aunt Jemima) and the climactic "Nagasaki" number (with Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong as the Gold-Dust Twins, and with the white Sunshine Baker & the Arm-&-Hammer guy on percussion!)
This cartoon's not overtly racist, it's just a celebration of America's pop-and-jazz heritage. Needless to say, it'll probably never make it to DVD.
(I was wise enough to tape it off of NCTV--the now-defunct National College Television network--a pretty decrepit, but UN-CUT print.
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