animated movie Shinbone Alley © Fine Arts Films Inc.
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Shinbone Alley

Archy, a philosophical cockroach, who was a poet in his previous life, falls for and tries to get the free-spirited alley cat Mehitabel to change her carefree ways. He tells her about a want-ad for a housecat, but Mehitabel is more interested in her latest heart-throb, the rough and ready Big Bill. However though things don’t generally turn out right for her in romance, Archy is always there with some comforting words and a hope that she’ll change, although his attempts aren’t always met with appreciation.

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This is a film that was based on a musical that went on Broadway and also based on the short stories by a fellow named Don Marquis...
Created by: Fine Arts Films Inc.
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Eddie Bracken ... Archy
Carol Channing ... Mehitabel
John Carradine ... Tyrone T. Tattersall
Alan Reed ... Big Bill
Directed by: John D. Wilson
Produced by: John D. Wilson and Preston M. Fleet
Musical Score by: George Kleinsinger
Writing Credits: Mel Brooks and Joe Darion
Art Directors: John D. Wilson
Based on: Character created by Don Marquis.

animated movie Shinbone Alley © Fine Arts Films Inc.George Herriman - creator of Krazy Kat - did the illustrations for the book collection of Marquis’ original short tales, his character designs are used in a brief segment of the film.

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