The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

This amusing short animation tells of a polite and timid young minister with a major shortcoming: he just cannot bring himself to say goodbye, and this causes him great grief and considerable consternation. On the first day of his vacation to visit friends, Melpomenus somehow stays and stays until, on the last day of his holiday, he finally departs in an unexpected way. Based on the Stephen Leacock short story, the film is set to toe-tapping ragtime music.

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Film Credits

director
Gerald Potterton
animation
Gerald Potterton
producer
David Verrall
sound editing
John Knight
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
narrator
Mavor Moore
music
Eldon Rathburn

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