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Tom & Jerry - The Title Puzzle

Tom and Jerry films are one of the most collected Super 8's - however the titles can be a bit of a puzzle. As well as the original film title, the films were also released under different titles by distributors such as the French Film office - and not with an exact translation as you might expect.

As an example, I got hold of a film with opening titles Tom, Jerry et Dynamite Le Teuer which translates as 'Dynamite the Killer'. So I looked it up and it did not appear on the Tom & Jerry catalogue. However when I watched the film it turns out to be Old Rockin Chair Tom but with the title changed by Film Office France!

Thankfully one of our Super 8 buffs on the 8mm Forum has compiled a handy list of original titles and alternative release titles from French and Italian distributors. You can find the list below :

So if you are Tom & Jerry collector you might find that missing film you are after is up for sale somewhere under its alternative title More screen shots of Old Rocking Chair Tom (or Dynamite Le Tueur) can be found on our listing :

1 Baby Butch 1954 (Tom, Jerry et l’imposteur) D, W, MGM 

2 Baby Puss  1943 

3 Bad day at Cat Rock  1965 (Jerry la terreur)  D

4 Barbecue Brawl 1956 scope (Pique-Nique surprise) Kp, D, C

5 Blue Cat Blues 1956 scope C, Kp

6 Bowling Alley Cat, The  1942 (Un chat dans un jeu de quilles)  D 

7 Busy Buddies  1956  scope  Kp, C 

8 Casanova Cat 1951 D, Piccolo (Tom und ich auf Brautschau)

9 Cat and the Mermouse, The (Tom et la Souris de Mer) 1949  D , FO

10 Cat Concerto (Pianovirtuosen/Virtuoso Piano/Das sensationellste Klavierkonzert) 1947 * K, W, D, FO

11 Cat Fishin' 1947 W, D 

12 Cat Napping  1951 (Tom & Jerry font la sieste) W, D

13 Cruise Cat (Tom et Jerry en croisière) 1952 F, W, D

14 Cue Ball Cat  1950  (Tom & Jerry jouent au billard) W, D

15 Designs on Jerry (Tom inventeur) or (Una Trappola per Jerry) 1955 W, D, Italy

16 Dog House, The 1952 (La niche de bouledogue/Kampf um die Hundehutte) F, D 

17 Dog Trouble  1942 (Une vie de chien)  D 

18 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Mouse 1947 (Dott Jackill e Mr. Topo, obscure title: Strange Metamorphoses) # W, D, Italy

19 Down Beat Bear 1956 scope (Tom & Jerry dansent) Kp, D, C

20 Duck Doctor 1952 (Le caneton obstiné) D

21 Duel Personality 1966 Chuck Jones F, Piccolo (Duel au Finish/Das lustige Duell/Duell im Morgengrauen)

22 Egg and Jerry, The  1956  scope, remake of Hatch Up Your Troubles  Kp, MGM 

23 Feedin' the Kiddie  1957 scope, remake of The Little Orphan  Kp, C 

24 Fine Feathered Friend  1942  (Tom, Jerry & La Mere Poule/DIE BÖSE HENNE)  F 

25 Fit to be Tied  (Jerry le petit samaritain) 1952  D, FO 

26 Flirty Birdy (Tom, Jerry et le corbeau) 1945  D, FO 

27 Flying Cat, The 1952  (Tom Aviateur/Der fliegende Kater)  W, F, D, Piccolo 

28 Flying Sorceress, The  1956 (Tom et la sorcière volante) scope  Kp, D, C 

29 Fraidy Cat  1942  D 

30 Framed Cat, The  1950  rereleased 1957 (Tom receleur malgré lui) W, D 

31 Happy Go Ducky  1958  scope (Le caneton encombran) Kp, D 

32 Hatch Up Your Troubles  1949  #  D (was later remade with "Egg and Jerry" for widescreen reason)

33 Heavenly Puss  1949 (Tom au paradis) D 

34 His Mouse Friday 1951 W, D

35 Invisible Mouse, The  1947  D 

36 Jerry and the Goldfish 1951 (Und der kleine Goldfisch) or (Jerry et le poisson rouge) or (IE Int, Italy: Jerry e il pesciolino d’oro)

W, D, P, FO

37 Jerry and Jumbo 1953 (Jerry et Jumbo l'élephanteau/Nachtvorstellung für Tom) F, W, D, Piccolo

38 Jerry and the Lion  1950  D (IE Int, Italy: Tom e Jerry e il leone)

39 Jerry's Cousin 1951 (Jerry et le dur des durs) #  D, FO 

40 Jerry's Diary  1949  (Le journal de Jerry) Cheater! Mostly reused footage  D 

41 Johann Mouse 1953 (Jerry danse la Valse de Vienne)*  K, W, D

42 Just Ducky 1953 (Le caneton à la nage) D 

43 Kitty Foiled (Le Canari au Secouris de Jerry/und ein Kanarienvogel) 1948 F, D

44 Life With Tom (Mein Freund Tom, Mon Ami Tom) 1953  Cheater! Mostly reused footage   D, FO 

45 Little Quacker  1950  D, FO (Le Caneton Kidnappé) 

46 Little Orphan (Jerry & le petit glouton, Jerry en de kleine veelvraat) 1949 * K, D

47 Little Runaway 1952 (Tom, Jerry et le petit phoque) D, FO

48 Little School Mouse 1954 (Jerry à l'école des souris) D

49 Lonesome Mouse, The  1943 (Jerry et l’ennemi bien-aimé) D, RF 

50 Love That Pup 1949 (Un amour de chien/(Le Bouclier de Jerry)) W, D, FO

51 Matinee Mouse  1966  Cheater! Mostly reused footage  D 

52 Mice Follies (a.k.a. T & J Ice Skaters), (Tom et Jerry sur la glace) (Follie sul Ghiaccio) 1954 W, D, Italy

53 Milky Waif, The (Das Hungrige Mauschen ) or (Le petit maman) 1946 W, D, FO

54 Million Dollar Cat  1944  (Tom millionnaire) D, W 

55 Missing Mouse, The  1953 (Une souris explosive) D 

56 Mouse Cleaning 1948 (Tom et Jerry font le ménage). D, FO

57 Mouse in the House, A 1947 D (Le triomphe de Jerry)

58 Mouse Trouble 1944 * 

59 Mouse Comes to Dinner, The (Tom invite sa belle) 1945 W, D, FO

60 Mouse For Sale  1955 (Souris à vendre).  D 

61 Pent-House Mouse 

62 Mouse in Manhattan 1945 D, RF 

63 Mucho Mouse 1957 (Drôle de corrida) scope Kp, D 

64 Muscle Beach Tom  1956  scope  Kp, D 

65 Neapolitan Mouse 1954 D 

66 Night Before Christmas, The 1941 * (La nuit de noël, La Notte di Natale) F, D, Italy

67 Nit Witty Kitty  1951 D 

68 Of Feline Bondage 1965 (La Bonne Fee de Jerry/Die gute Fee) Chuck Jones F, Piccolo

69 Old Rockin' Chair Tom  1948  (Tom, Jerry et Dynamite le Tueur  F, D 

70 Pet Peeves 1954 scope (La guerre des trois) C, Kp, D

71 Polka Dot Puss 1949 D

72 Posse Cat 1954 (Tom a de l'estomac) P, W, D

73 Professor Tom  1948 (Tom fait a la classe) W, D 

74 Pup on a Picnic 1955 (Tom et Jerry en pique-nique) scope C, D

75 Purr-chance to Dream 1967 Chuck Jones

76 Push Button Kitten  1952 (Tom et le robot)  D 

77 Puss 'N' Toots  1942  D 

78 Puss Gets the Boot (Faites Chauffer la Colle) 1940 D

79 Puttin' on the Dog  1944  D 

80 Quiet Please!  1945  * MGM, D 

81 Robin Hoodwinked 1958 )Tom & Jerry robins des bois) scope Kp, D

82 Royal Cat Nap 1958 (Tom & Jerry gardes du roi) scope Kp, D

83 Safety Second  1950 (Tom & Jerry au feu d'artifice) D 

84 Salt Water Tabby (et la Crabe) 1947  D 

85 Saturday Evening Puss 1950 W, D

86 Sleepy Time Tom (Tom fait la noce) or (Tom fait la noce) 1951  D, FO 

87 Slicked Up Pup  1951  D 

88 Smarty Cat (QUATTRO GATTI AL CINEMA) 1955 D 

89 Solid Serenade 1946 (Amour, amour ...) D, W 

90 Springtime for Thomas 1946 (Une amité à toute épreuve) D

91 Southbound Duckling  1955  scope Kp, C. MGM 

92 Tee for Two 1945 (Tom & Jerry jouent au golf) W, D

93 Tennis Chumps  1949 (Tom et Jerry champions de tennis/Tom und Tim am Ball) W, D, FO, Piccolo

94 Texas Tom 1950 D 

95 That's My Pup  1953 (Bravo Loupiot/Caccia al Gatto) D, Italy 

96 Timid Tabby  1957 (Jerry et le chaton peureux) scope D 

97 Tom and Cherie 1955 (Le galant Mousquetaire) scope D 

98 Hollywood Bowl 1950 W, D

99 O-Solar-Meow FO (Jerry Dans la Lune)

100 Tops With Pop 1957 scope/remake of Love That Pup C, (Le Bouclier de Jerry)

101 Touché, Pussy Cat! 1954 * scope C, Kp, MGM

102 Trap Happy  1946 (Tom, Jerry et la terreur des souris/Jerry en danger) D, FO 

103 Triplet Trouble 1952 (Trois petit pestes/und drei kleine Hexenkätzchen) F, W, D

104 Truce Hurts, The 1948 W, D 

105 Two Little Indians 1953 D

106 Two Mouseketeers 1958 * (Les deux mousquetaires)  D, K, W

107 Vanishing Duck 1958 scope

108 Yankee Doodle Mouse (Tom & Jery se déclarent la guerre or Tom & Jerry Soldats) 1943 * D, FO

109 Much Ado about Mousing 1964 (La Guardia di Jerry/Un bienfait n'est jamais perdu/Tom angelt sich Ärger) FO, Also available from Piccolo-film; Nr. 3363 "Zwei ausser Rand und Band"

110. The A-Tom-inable Snowman (Jerry sur le tourne-broche) FO

111. Jerry go-round (Jerry Au Cirque) FO

112. Calypso Cat (Tom et Jerry aux Caraïbes)

113. The Cat’s Me-Ouch! (Le Petit Chien)

114. Haunted Mouse

115. Hic-cup Pup

116. It's Greek to Me-ow from Top Film, Holland

]117. Pecos Pest ps: from Film Office in Netherland

118. Snowbody Loves Me from Top Film, Holland

119. Part Time Pal (L'ivresse De L'amitié). This only available from FO

120. Filet Meow (Tom et le petit poisson) FO

121. Puppy Tale

122. Cat Above The Mouse Below, The

123. Bodyguard, The

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