Musical Justice

Musical Justice

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Musical Justice



 Musical Justice (1931)

Musical Justice stars Rudy Vallée as judge and His Connecticut Yankees as jury presiding over the Court of Musical Justice. the judge hears three separate cases. The final case is the State vs. Betty Boop, in which the judge tells Miss Boop (who is played by Mae Questel) that "she has broken every law of music. Boop's rendition of "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-A-Doop Away" results in a verdict of being not guilty.


  • Judge: "State vs. Betty charged by Police for disturbing the national musical peace!"
  • Judge "Who knows how much damage she did come forward Betty the Boop-a-Doop kid!"
  • Betty Boop: "I do!"
  • Bailiff: "What is your full name?"
  • Betty Boop: "BETTY BOOP!"
  • Bailiff: "Convenient..."
  • Judge: "Young lady you have broken every law of music!"
  • Judge: "What is more you have spread the habit to every man woman and child!"
  • Betty Boop: "Oh... no your honor anything but that..."
  • Judge: "Boop-Oop-a-Dooping must stop!"
  • Betty Boop: "Oh, please your honor anything but that..."
  • Judge: "We must take away your Boop-Oop-a-Doop!"
  • Betty Boop: "Oh, please your honor have mercy... listen to my plea?"
  • Judge: "Gentlemen!"
  • Judge: "What is your verdict?"
  • Betty Boop: "Boop-Oopy-Doop!"


Cast & Crew

  • Mae Questel as Betty Boop (Miss Boop)
  • Rudy Vallée as Judge
  • Connecticut Yankees as Defense
  • Victor Young as Judicial Bandleader
  • Harriet Hillard as Divorced Wife
  • Sammy Timberg (Writer)
  • Samuel Lerner (Writer)
  • Aubrey Scotto (Director)
  • Helen M. Strauss (Continuity)




  • The character played by Mae Questel who appears in the short is not called by name, she's just referred to as "Miss Boop" which indicates that the character is Betty Boop.
  • According to a draft of the script, Betty Boop in this live-action short film was originally to be played by Margie Hines, as only both Questel and Hines were doing the role of Betty around this time. 
  • "Don't Take My Boop-Oop-a-Doop Away" was a song originally written for Helen Kane, which is why it is titled "Don't Take My Boop-Boop-a-Doop Away" on record. 

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