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Mouse Trouble (1944)

Tom's new book on "how to catch a mouse" doesn't prove too helpful against Jerry; actually, Jerry seems to make better use of it than Tom.
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Hanna ... Tom / Jerry (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Lang Harry Lang ... Tom (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Tom is excited when the postman brings a package; it's the Random Mouse book "How to Catch a Mouse." Tom tries each chapter in succession: locating the mouse, the basic trap, the snare, being scientific, and preying on the mouse's curiosity. At each turn, Jerry uses the chapter's information better than Tom, so Tom turns to brute force: a mallet, a bear trap, a double-barreled shotgun, and a mountain of explosives. By the end, will the cat or the mouse have earned his eternal heavenly reward? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kitty Foiled See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Co-directors William Hanna and Joseph Barbera won seven Best Short of the Year Oscars. In order: The Yankee Doodle Mouse (1943), Mouse Trouble (1944), Quiet Please! (1945), The Cat Concerto (1947), The Little Orphan (1948), The Two Mouseketeers (1952), and Johann Mouse (1953). See more »

Quotes

Wind-up Female Mouse: [Repeated Line] Come up and see me sometime.
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Connections

Followed by The Flying Sorceress (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Lord and Lady Gate
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Written by Don Raye (as Raye) and Gene de Paul (as DePaul)
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This Had The Feel Of A Roadrunner Cartoon
10 July 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

It's pretty sad when a cat has to send away for a book entitled, "How To Catch A Mouse," but that's what poor Tom did. By the way, the publisher of the book is "Random Mouse."

This cartoon reminded me early on of a Road Runner episode. The difference is that Tom plays Wile E. Coyote and Jerry is the elusive Road Runner. No matter what trap Tom sets, Jerry figures a way to beat it....or the trap backfires in predictable manner.

Yes, half the gags were too predictable but it was still entertaining and it did offer a few new wrinkles....like a windup Mae West doll which provides all the laughs in the final minute and is very original material.


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