Hiss and Yell (1946)


Vera thinks she’s witnessed a man decapitating his wife. Actually, she’s only seen magician Bluebeard the Great rehearsing his act. Still convinced that the magician is a killer, Vera goes through all sorts of comic agony when she is forced to share the same train compartment with Bluebeard (who doesn’t help matters when he offers her a sandwich consisting of “scrambled brains and tongue”).

Director: Jules White.
Writers: Felix Adler (screenplay), Felix Adler (story).
Stars: Barbara Jo Allen, Barton Yarborough.

1947 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Short Subject, Two-Reel (Jules White).


Note: Many thanks to Steve for sending me a copy of this short film.

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