She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter (1937)

She Was an Acrobat's Daughter ReviewShe Was an Acrobat’s Daughter Review

She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter is a 1937 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a pretty fun flick.

This short is very much of its time which can be a hurdle for some viewers, but because I like 1930s movies, I’ve had a fun time watching it. It basically parodies a movie-going experience and what it was like going to a movie theatre back in the day. Some of the segments in the first half weren’t as memorable, but the second half was superb.

The movie has too much going in it, but mostly it does those segments right. The one with the sing-along was a lot of fun as the titular song is very catchy, but the highlight is of course the final segment. It parodied that Bette Davis flick so well and how the sound quality was very poor in the 30s. I loved that duck child who constantly asked his father questions about the movie. That was a very realistic portrayal of annoying children in cinema and very funny.

She Was an Acrobat’s Daughter is uneven, but honestly a lot of fun as it painted the picture of going to a 30s movie theatre so hilariously.

My Rating – 3.9

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