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The Hitch Hikers (1947)

Hitch-hikers Heckle and Jeckle manage to get a lift in a car that turns out to be a getaway vehicle for an armed robber.


Connie Rasinski


John Foster (story)


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Uncredited cast:
Dayton Allen ... Heckle / Jeckle / Dimwit (voice) (uncredited)
Doug Moye Doug Moye ... Robber (voice) (uncredited)


Hitch-hikers Heckle and Jeckle manage to get a lift in a car that turns out to be a getaway vehicle for an armed robber.

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Release Date:

12 December 1947 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Terrytoons See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)


Color (Cinecolor)
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Simultaneous magpies.
31 December 2007 | by F Gwynplaine MacIntyreSee all my reviews

'Hitch Hikers' is an above-average Heckle and Jeckle cartoon. The two magpies are thumbing a ride (magpies have thumbs?) without success. Eventually, they force their way into a passing car. However, the car's canine occupants are a couple of bank robbers, heading for their hideout.

Magpie mayhem ensues. Fortunately, most of it is quite funny.

The opening sequence of this cartoon is visually rather odd. Heckle and Jeckle were usually drawn as lookalikes but they typically moved separately. In the first scene of 'Hitch Hikers', oddly, they stand side by side in the same position, and they perform the same movements identically and simultaneously ... as if they were Thompson and Thomson out of 'Tintin'. If this cartoon had been made a few years later, I would have assumed that the cel images in this animation sequence had been photocopied. Since this cartoon was made in 1947, the animators must have used some other technique. At all events, it was a strange decision to make ... the simultaneous movements of the magpies are off-putting rather than funny, and I doubt that the animators saved any money or labour with this process.

My rating for this one: just 7 out of 10.

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