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The Case of the Screaming Bishop

The Case of the Screaming Bishop
Directed by Howard Swift
Written by John McLeish (story)
Starring See below
Music by Eddie Kilfeather
Release dates 4 August 1944
Running time app. 6 min 37 sec
Country USA
Language English

The Case of the Screaming Bishop is a 1944 American animated short film in the Phantasies series of animated cartoons produced by the Screen Gems studio for Columbia Pictures from 1939 to 1946. The film is directed by Howard Swift.[1]

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Plot

A dinosaur skeleton is stolen from the "Museum of Unnatural History" so Hairlock Combs (a parody of Sherlock Holmes) and his assistant Dr. Gotsum disguise themselves as a horse and visit the scene of the crime. It is ultimately revealed that the thief is a concert xylophonist who is obsessed with using the skeleton as his instrument. Throughout the film, he repeats the phrase, "The best bones of all go to Symphony Hall!"

Cast

  • John McLeish as Hairlock Combs (voice) (uncredited)
  • Harry E. Lang[2]

References

  1. ^ Kelley, Gordon (June 28, 1994). Sherlock Holmes: Screen and Sound Guide. Scarecrow Press.  
  2. ^ Webb, Graham (April 25, 2011). The Animated Film Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to American Shorts, Features and Sequences 1900-1999 (2nd Edition). McFarland.  

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