Saturday, September 23, 2017

Bill and Coo (1948)

Director: Dean Riesner

Writers: Royal Foster, Dean Riesner, Ken Murray

Composer:  David Buttolph

Starring: Burton's Birds, Jimmy the Crow, George Burton, Elizabeth Walters, Ken Murray, Pinto Colvig

More info: IMDb

Tagline: You've never seen anything like it!

Plot: The feathered residents of Chirpendale are terrorized by an evil black crow by the name of "The Black Menace". But to the citizen's rescue comes a brave young taxi puller named Bill!

My rating: 7.5/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

This movie is absolutely adorable!  The tagline doesn't lie.  It's unique, funny, fascinating and loads of fun.  What they got these birds to do is often remarkable.  And everything is funny when you've got animals dressed and acting like humans.  That's one of the laws of nature or something like that.  Proven fact!  Science is amazing!  Hahahahahaha.  Anyway, this picture is short (60 minutes), quickly paced, loaded with silly bird puns and a great sense of humor.  The only downside is that the print, while in gorgeous color, isn't that great.  I'd love to watch this again someday with a sparkling remastered print.

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