A recovered scrap from 1924! This short "The Buddy System" was collected and burned within days of its debut in theaters. Accounts reported watching it in full would make viewers horribly depressed and commit suicide by jumping in front of moving subway trains. One lady had an incision cut across her abdomen so that all her organs would catch on the gears as she was dragged under. No full version of the cartoon has been found and this rare scrap was discovered inside a catacomb next to the bodies of a hundred unidentified corpses. This clip has been known to bleed in the projectors that play it and it has not been identified whose blood leaks from the old nitrate or where the screams seem to come from layered deep beyond the musical score cylinder that provides its tunes. Enjoy!!
Skitzo the 1920s Killer Bear (c) Crystal Gonzalez
Animated in Flash
Music Credits: "Virginia Blues"-Sousas Band cc: public domain