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The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

The Awful Fate of Melpomenus Jones

| 7 min

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.

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


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