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Alice the Peacemaker

An Alice Comedy

Release Date : August 1, 1924

Running Time : 7:35

Synopsis

Alice tries to break up a fight between two newsboys by telling them a story of a feuding cat and mouse.

Characters

Alice and Julius
Ike the Mouse
Mike the Cat

Credits

Director
Walt Disney
Animation
Ub Iwerks
Rollin "Ham" Hamilton
Camera
Harry Forbes
Live Action Actor
Virginia Davis
Leon Holmes
"Spec" O'Donnell

DVD

United States
Disney's Alice Comedies : Volume 1

Technical Specification

Color Type: Black & White
Animation Type: Combination live-action and standard animation
Sound Mix: Silent
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by M. J. Winkler Productions

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : Live Action: Two newspaper boys fight over working the same corner. When Alice appears, they start fighting over her. Alice tells them to be friends and help each other. She tells them a story about a feuding cat and mouse. Animation: Cat and mouse fight over trying to open an ice box, then fight in a bathtub and around the bathroom. They then fight in the living room where a man and woman are dancing. The woman faints and the cat and mouse fight within the man's clothing. Alice arrives as the cat and mouse are thrown out of the house, each hitting Alice as they land. She tell them to be friends and they shake. A dog cop seems a wanted poster on the cat and mouse and chases them and Alice. After a merry chase, Alice has a plan. The cat paints his and the mouse's likeness on a sheet hanging on a laundry line. The cop charges the pictures and bumps the mule on the other side of the sheet. The mule kicks the cop out of sight. Live action: The boys shake hands.

Some fun gags in this one. The ice box has a lock like a safe on it. The mouse slides on top of a bar of soap in escaping the cat from the bathroom. Alice, the cat, and the mouse jump over a cliff and land on a see saw. The cop lands on the other end and tosses Alice, the cat and the mouse onto the top of a bull. The gag of painting their likeness on the sheet was fun for me.


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