Retro: The Unquiet American


Tex Avery
USA 1949
6 min

A rural Red Riding Hood explains to the audience that she’s on her way to her grandmother’s house; a disguised rural wolf awaits her in bed, explaining that his desires are purely carnal. After an elaborate chase, a telegram arrives from the wolf’s city cousin inviting him to visit and meet a “real” woman, with a photo enclosed. The country wolf rushes excitedly to his urbane cousin’s flat, where they don tuxedos and head for a nightclub. There an urban Red Riding Hood performs a song that drives the country wolf into convulsions of sexual hysteria, until his soft-­spoken cousin, embarrassed by the spectacle, drags him away and drives him back to the country – where he himself goes equally mad over the rural Red Riding Hood.

This film is screened together with <filmlink id=\"3140\">The Ladies Man</filmlink>.

Fred Quimby
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