Swing You Sinners! (1930)

Animated Short Film | Comic Horror | USA | English | 8m
Dir: Dave Fleischer | Prod: Max Fleischer | Animation: Willard Bowsky & Ted Sears

Having been caught red-handed trying to steal a chicken from a coop, Bimbo takes refuge from a pursuing policeman in a nearby graveyard. However, far from finding the sanctuary for which he had hoped, he quickly finds himself verbally accosted by gravestones, trees, ghosts, skeletons, and even his own shadow, which all agree, singing in perfect harmony, that he is a sinner and deserves to swing from the nearest gallows. With typically inventive, kinetic animation and imaginatively nightmarish imagery, Swing You Sinners! proves a spooky delight.