Judge for a Day
Betty Boop series
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Directed by Dave Fleischer
Produced by Max Fleischer
Voices by Mae Questel
Animation by Hicks Lokey
Myron Waldman
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) September 20, 1935
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 7 mins
Language English

Judge for a Day is a 1935 Fleischer Studios animated short film starring Betty Boop.


Betty is the stenographer at the local courthouse. On the bus ride to work one day, she grows tired of the obnoxious actions of some of her fellow citizens (which she refers to as "pests"), and fantasizes about what she'd do if she were the judge. Among her decrees: a thoughtless smoker learns about second-hand smoke the hard way, and an obnoxious celebrity impersonator is rewarded by having his ears blasted with imitations of Tarzan and the Shadow.

The townsfolk overhear her complaints and vocalize their agreement, leading to Betty being elected as judge with full support from the town.

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