Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Movietoons: Bacall to Arms (1946)

As cool as it is utterly incomprehensible, this Warner Brothers Merry Melodies Hemingway-noir mish-mash starring Laurie Be-Cool and Bogey Go-Kart (?) is a real curiosity. ERH can't decide whether it's won over by the jabbering zoot suited mayhem or put off by the aberrant sexuality, grating animation and dubious black-face finale (cf Aladdin), but either way we find ourselves stirred and confused in equal measure...

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