Betty Boop's Trial


Betty Boop's Trial

Betty Boop's Trial

Betty Boop's Trial


 Betty Boop's Trial (1934)

Police officer Fearless Fred pursues Betty on his motorcycle, causing her to exceed the speed limit. As a result, Fred runs her in. and it is up to the Judge and Jury to decide her innocence. Betty attempts to plead her case in song, but the Judge and Jury are more interested in her body than what she has to say. After the jury finds her not guilty, Betty starts celebrating, as do the Jury and Fred, having been kissed by Betty.


  • Fearless Fred: "Did you see that?"
  • Fearless Fred: "Hello cutie, I'd like to know ya!"
  • Betty Boop: "Fresh!"
  • Fearless Fred: "Stop! I said stop!"
  • Fearless Fred: "What's your name?"
  • Betty Boop: "Betty Boop'"
  • Fearless Fred: "What do you do?"
  • Betty Boop: "Boop-Oopy-Doop! Bop!"
  • Fearless Fred: "Let's tell it to the Judge."
  • Betty Boop: "Oh, you... meanie!"
  • Judge: "What have you got to say for yourself?"
  • Judge: "Order in the court! Respect the arm of the law!"
  • Betty Boop: "Aww, okay Judgy!"
  • Judge: "Order! Order!"


Cast & Crew 




  • Was released on the 15th of June in 1934.
  • "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away" plays as an instrumental in the title sequence.
  • This is the first appearance of Fearless Fred.
  • The cartoon is a sly reference to the $250,000 Infringement Lawsuit, with Betty Boop taken to court and winning her case. A hint to this would be, when asked by the Judge what she has to say for herself, Betty tells him that she'll sing in scat and the the only thing she'll say is scat, skeet and Hi-De-Hi and scattle-dattle scat an day.
  • The last Betty Boop short made before the effects of the Hays Office were felt. One scene has Betty's skirt whirling up, briefly revealing her panty-clad rear end.
  • A scene briefly showing Freddy in blackface was removed from later colorized prints.
  • Excerpts of the courtroom scene were shown in the February 21, 1976 edition of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, being passed off as an "artist's rendering" of the week's developments in the Patty Hearst trial.