Down Among the Sugar Cane (1932)

  |  Animation, Short, Music


Lillian Roth sings the title song; also animated sequences.


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7 September 2009 | boblipton
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| The Inimitable Lilian Roth
That's how the lady is credited in this typical Fleischer Screen Song. The song itself is a pleasant little ballad, neither particularly good nor outrageously awful for the era. Miss Roth's singing is excellent, her mannerisms are suited for a live stage audience, and the cartoon is filled with the apposite "When I Take My Sugar to Tea", which works well as counterpoint.

The gags, as in all of the Fleischer productions, are scattered liberally throughout; the philosophy of Dave Fleischer for all his cartoons was to throw in a lot of gags on what may seem, these days, a hit-or-miss basis, but the large number means that enough will work to keep the audience interested through one verse and three repetitions of the chorus. Worth a look.

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Soundtracks

When I Take My Sugar to Tea
(uncredited)
Music by
Sammy Fain
Played when the beavers lick the candy cane and when the bee chops the candy cane

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Plot Summary


Genres

Animation | Short | Music

Details

Release Date:

26 August 1932

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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