Self Defense... for Cowards (1962)

  |  Animation, Short, Comedy

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In a series of vignettes, we see how to "win" a barroom fight by such tactics as going limp, garlic breath, screaming, enlisting the help of a large, intimidating friend, etc.


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12 September 2001 | llltdesq
| Absolutely wonderful in style, tone and execution
This short, nominated for an Academy Award, is precisely what its title indicates-an instruction on how to defend oneself if one is a coward. As a President Emeritus of The Coward's Guild (I was President three times running-literally), I cannot advocate physical defense as the wisest personal reaction (I prefer being elsewhere-as far as possible), but the "instructions" doubtless will work.

The selection of Arthur Treacher as narrator was a stroke of genius. This is one of four in a series of "Self-help" shorts made by Rembrandt Films. All four are on Rembrandt Films Greatest Hits and are all very good indeed. Well worth getting. Most highly recommended.

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Plot Summary


Animation | Short | Comedy




Country of Origin

Czechoslovakia, USA

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