Sunday, August 28, 2016

Getting Schooled: The Screwy Truant (1945)

Screwball Squirrel decides to play hooky for a day. Even though "The Screwy Truant" was released in January 1945, it's set near the end of the school year. Director Tex Avery slips in a small little teaser for a later film, "Swing Shift Cinderella", in the midst of the chaos.

The gags come fast and furious, perhaps too fast for the viewer's benefit. Avery used some of the same gags in some of his other films. Bill Hanna (as a voice actor) and Joe Barbera (co-producer) contributed to this effort.

Rating: B+.

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