‘Tom’, Mouse Cleaning (1948) #M12

$245.00

#M12 – MGM – ‘TOM’, Mouse Cleaning (1948). The drawing is rendered in graphite and brown pencil measuring 3.50″ X 3.75″, bearing production number 240. Mammy-Two-Shoes tells Tom that if the house gets dirty or untidy, he will be thrown out.

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#M12 – MGM – ‘TOM’, Mouse Cleaning (1948). The drawing is rendered in graphite and brown pencil measuring 3.50″ X 3.75″, bearing production number 240. Mammy-Two-Shoes tells Tom that if the house gets dirty or untidy, he will be thrown out. Once she leaves, Jerry uses a cigarette ashtray to spread filth all over the place. Gags and chase sequences ensue. Jerry diverts a coal chute into the living room as Mammy comes home. She and Tom collide outside the front door. When Tom pokes his head out of the coal, he becomes a stereotypical black Stepin Fetchit-style character. Mammy thinks Tom is a man and asks, “Hey you! Has you seen a no-good cat around here?” Tom replies (in a stereotypical black voice), “No ma’am! I ain’t seen no cat around here! Uh-uh! No cat, no place, no how, no ma’am!” Mammy spots Tom’s tomfoolery and yells “Thomas!” Tom runs away and hobbles along the sidewalk, shuffling and mumbling. *$720