Rupert Pupkin Speaks: My Favorite Scatman Crothers films

Monday, July 12, 2010

My Favorite Scatman Crothers films



Inspired by a recent viewing of the rat-attack classic DEADLY EYES, I put together a list of my favorite films from the amazing and wonderful Scatman Crothers. He, one of the great character actors of all time and of course the voice of Hong Kong Phooey himself(among other inumerable TV roles). I think I first remember hearing his wonderfully distinct voice in THE ARISTOCATS. I must have seen it in the theater in some kind of re-release. I think I had an LP of it too because between that and Hong Kong Phooey, his voice was, from then on, permanently burnt onto my mind. Scatman is one of those rare actors that always elevates anything he shows up in. His mere presence elevates. Have always been a huge Scatman fan and you know you are too! Scatman fans check out this great group of posts over at the Franklin Mint Blog that chronicle some of Scatman's Film, Television, Print, Music, Cartoon and Exploitation Film appearances.


1. THE KING OF MARVIN GARDENS(1972; Bob Rafelson)
2. THE SHINING(1980; Stanley Kubrick)
3. TRUCK TURNER(1974; Jonathan Kaplan)
4. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST(1975; Milos Forman)
5. THE FORTUNE(1975; Mike Nichols)
6. BLACK BELT JONES(1974; Robert Clouse)
7. DEADLY EYES(1982; Robert Clouse)
8. SCAVENGER HUNT(1979; Michael Schultz)
9. FRIDAY FOSTER(1975; Arthur Marks)
10. COONSKIN(1975; Ralph Bakshi)
11. DETROIT 9000(1973; Arthur Marks)
12. SILVER STREAK(1976; Arthur Hiller)
13. BRONCO BILLY(1980; Clint Eastwood)
14. MEAN DOG BLUES(1978; Mel Stuart)
15. THE JOURNEY OF NATTY GAN(1985; Jeremy Kagan)
16. THE ARISTOCATS(1970; Wolfgang Reitherman)
17. SLAUGHTER'S BIG RIP-OFF(1973; Gordon Douglas)
18. ZAPPED!(1982; Robert J. Rosenthal)
19. TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE(1986; Nelson Shin)

14 comments:

Hal said...

I'd have to find room for THE CHEAP DETECTIVE somewhere, and LADY SINGS THE BLUES is one of my fiancee's favorite films.

My absolute favorite film that the Scatman was part of would probably be FRIDAY FOSTER, strangely enough. I've always had a soft spot for this Pam Grier vehicle that gave her her best supporting cast pre-Tarantino.

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SteveQ said...

Oh dear... now I have to counter with my favorite Sleep N Eat (Willie Best) films!

Tobias said...

I had forgotten how many cool movies Scatman appeared in. I particularly enjoy his performance in Black Belt Jones.

Also, this list reminded me that Scatman and Nicholson were seemingly joined at the hip for a number of years.

劉耀德劉耀德 said...

下次再來希望可以看到新的作品喔。............................................................

楊偉馨楊偉馨 said...

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Franklin Mint said...

I noticed you linked your blog to mine. Thanks for the plug. I've since re-uploaded all the Scatman clips that were taken down by YouTube.

Here's all my posts on the great Scatman Crothers...

http://franklinmintblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Scatman%20Crothers

- Franklin Mint

黃威宇 said...

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Rupert Pupkin said...

Franklin Mint-thanks for that link! I loved your Scatman posts!

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