This Coronet cautionary tale attacks excess in customary Fifties fashion, focusing on gluttony. Bill sits down to dinner with an aching stomach because he's eaten badly during the day. Flashbacks and a food-centered nightmare reveal why he's sick.
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August 12, 2020 Subject:
Can you not splice your films?
May 28, 2018 Subject:
Another total Coronet classic as it features Bill, who has to be admired for willing to participate in a massive gluttony scene which has to be seen to believed. We first meet Bill at the dinner table, he can barely touch his food. After a while, he gets a stomach ache (I thought he was going to throw up), Mom comes to save him, and she tucks him into bed. We then flash back to how this stomache ache happened. We see Bill at breakfast, and this scene made me stand and applaud, as Bill just wolfs down everything in sight, just watching him eat in this scene will give YOU a stomach ache. During his school lunch period, he wolfs down his sandwich in another great scene and saves the money he was supposed to buy for lunch for some sweets on the way home. Soon, we go back to his bedroom, and then we go to the next day. Of course, Bill has learned his lesson, for he is eating his breakfast slowwwwwwwwwly. Like, bacon cut into little morsels, tiny tiny sips of juice, and (hilariously) this makes Bill the happiest boy on earth! This is a MUST SEE on this site!
Reviewer:Victor Von Psychotron
October 19, 2016 Subject:
Accurate, yet odd
This film does actually teach good eating habits - mainly avoiding a lot of sugar and taking time to eat instead of just shoveling food into your gullet.
It still has some wonderful 50's odd flairs to it. The mother in the film seems to be secretly miserable. Bill has weird fever dreams of food; and while there's plenty of condemnation about his eating habits, there's none about him being a litterbug.
Plus, those 1950's white bread sandwiches look gloriously terrible.