Bill & Coo

Bill & Coo

Director: Dean Riesner Cast: George Burton, Ken Murray, Jimmy the Crow


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Reviewing Bill and Coo for a major magazine, an otherwise restrained critic was moved to describe the film as "by conservative estimate, the God-damnedest thing I've ever seen." Conceived by producer/comedian Ken Murray as a showcase for George Burton's trained birds, who'd previously been featured in Murray's long-running Los Angeles stage review Blackouts, the film is set in the mythical all-bird community of Chippendale. The characters -- hero, heroine, villain -- are all birds, displaying the most human of emotions and impulses. When the romance between lovebirds Bill and Coo is threatened by the evil Jimmy the Crow, all Heck breaks loose, culminating in Bill's rescue of Coo from a burning building. As a bonus,the feathered featured players sing, dance and play musical instruments! The winner of a special Academy Award, Bill and Coo was later reissued with a new introduction by the enterprising Ken Murray.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827213320
Original Release: 1947
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 35,527

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Burton Himself in prologue
Ken Murray Himself in prologue
Jimmy the Crow Actor

Technical Credits
Dean Riesner Director,Screenwriter
Lew Brown Songwriter
David Buttolph Score Composer,Songwriter
T.A. Carman Sound/Sound Designer
Buddy G. DeSylva Songwriter
Royal Foster Songwriter,Screenwriter
Ray Henderson Songwriter
Fred Malatesta Set Decoration/Design
Jack A. Marta Cinematographer
Harold R. Minter Editor
Ken Murray Producer
Lionel Newman Songwriter,Musical Direction/Supervision
Howard Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

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