Saturday, December 20, 2014

CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A YEAR - The Fleischer Brothers (1936)

It's time for the Saturday Night Yuletide Special down in The Dungeon, and the classic Max Fleischer cartoon from 1936, "Christmas Comes But Once A Year!" Classic cartoons like this are addictive, and once you get started, it's hard to stop, and why would you even want to?

I will never cease to be amazed that these Fleischer cartoons only have credits for 6 people. Producer Max Fleischer would make seven! The voices of Jack Mercer and Mae Questel would make nine! Brother Lou Fleischer as music supervisor would round it all to a very cool 10 people!

It's a cold and lonely Christmas night at the orphanage!

Even the Christmas tree is pathetic!

But the misery and despair is lost on the orphan kids who have learned to make the best of the worst type of situations!

When the poor kids get their toys, they're overjoyed at first, and then almost immediately all the cheap junk falls apart, and the joy of Christmas is over before it even got started!

All together now, "WAAHHH!"

Lucky for these kids, Professor Grampy the Inventor just happens to be passing by on his homemade sleigh and hears the collective crying!

Grampy gets a BIG idea!!

Grampy crawls through a window, and gathers up everything he can get his hands on, and proceeds to go to work creating toy after toy out of a bunch of junk! Grampy is a genuine genius!

He makes a toy train out a French press and some dinnerware!

This popcorn stringing thing made out of a sewing machine and a hot plate is beyond brilliant!

Grampy decks the halls with those strings of popcorn!

Then he puts himself together a Santa Claus outfit utilizing some stove pipes and a red and white tablecloth!

Grampy dumps a real big box of cotton on the stairwell to create a ski run!

Then he paints a snowy Winter mural on the wall to complete the effect!

The last step is to take a bunch of umbrellas, and stuff them all into each other so that when you open them all up, they fan out like one big Christmas tree, and then place the tree on a portable record player on low speed so that it rotates to reflect the light!

That Grampy is some kind of Rube Goldberg, and although nobody has ever come out and said it, he's so incredibly talented, I have no doubt that Grampy's last name is Fleischer too!!!!

For the closing seconds of this last scene, it changes from a flat animated cartoon to a fully realized live scene! Max, Dave, and Lou, what a trio! Life would have been so boring without them! "Christmas Comes But Once A Year," and a whole bunch of other holiday treats can be viewed for free on Youtube at Xmas! 
Ho, Ho, Ho!

Friday, December 19, 2014


It's Friday Poster Fix, here at The Dungeon! Here are some fine examples of sexy 1-sheets from the past, of course, they're super tame and kind of fun compared to the stuff you find on the internet nowadays. Enjoy!

This is a British flick from 1959 with the original title... SWEET BEAT!

Here's the American poster from the 1963 sexy French movie, original title is PARIS EROTIKA.

A rare color flick from 1967 starring the very sultry, Tiger Lilly!

A movie from 1964 about a photographer who gives instructions on how to film nude women!

This is an interesting title from 1958, it stars Kathy (ROCKETSHIP X-M) Marlowe, Robert (KING KONG) Armstrong and Robert (THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON) Clarke!

Here's a wild little flick from 1967, one of the female stars was Bubbles Cash!

This is a Mondo style sexploitation mockumentary from 1965, produced in New York.

An early nudie flick from 1961 from long-time schlock distributor, Kroger Babb.

Here's a nudie flick near and dear to Eegah!! and I, because, we saw it at a drive-in in Visalia, CA in 1960, when my cousins took us there in their 1959 Olds! Yeah, those were the days...

This one's from 1972, a reviewer said the crap 3-D effects made his eyes hurt!

From 1933, about a young woman who has to pay the price for fooling around with men!

This flick from 1953 is all about a secret reform school for rich-girl delinquents!

Here's one from 1965, a woman leaves her husband after being raped by the apartment janitor. Produced by the infamous Doris (NUDE ON THE MOON) Wishman.

This last poster is for a movie from Japan in 1966, and, a nice example of kitsch artwork!

Eegah!! is back tomorrow with another Dungeon Xmas present just for you!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THE SNOWMAN - Ted Eshbaugh Studios (1933)

I was trying to find a good X-Mas horror for you, but I couldn't make up my mind, was it gonna be "Black Christmas," "Silent Night, Deadly Night," or "Santa Claws?" Hell No, the definitive winter horror is "The Snowman!" Welcome back to WTF!? Wednesday down in The Dungeon, and a special little treat from 1933 courtesy of the fine folks at Xmas Flix, called simply.....................................


It's been a long Winter's night, and it's time for all our knucklehead friends to the North to wake up!

Ain't nothing but fun and games and good times once the sun comes back out on a regular basis!

All the locals build a gigantic snowman to celebrate the occasion with a big end of Winter ring around the rosey song and dance show!

The mood changes suddenly!

The Snowman is changing!

He's getting uglier!

And uglier!!

And downright terrifying!

This happy X-Mas cartoon turns into a horrifying tale right before your eyes as the giant snowman starts killing and maiming indiscriminately!

Is this the only known snowman on record that has a butt even some 80 plus years later?

The Snowman busts up some universal church service!

You think The Snowman is going to go all romantic "Phantom Of he Opera" style on the organ but no, he's a real monster and destroys the place instead!

Lucky for everybody that this little guy knows how to control all the elements! That causes an early thaw, and things start to melt!

At first it's just an annoying suntan!

But in no time at all, The Snowman starts making his permanent departure once and for all!

Sayonara Asshole!!

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AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??