A deceitful and two-faced character of Pinocchio (1940) film is Coachman: at first he seems all sugar and honey, allowing the gullible boys to do whatever they want on Pleasure Island, until his hostile side is brought to light. In the end all the children are turned into donkeys. His first appearance in the film is at "The Red Lobster" bar, sitting and smoking his pipe together with Honest John and Gideon. Interested and attentive he listens how the fox is bragging about the fact that he sold Pinocchio to Stromboli. Honest John then gladly reveals his reward received from the puppeteer: a small amount of money, after which he asks about Coachman's proposition. Knowing how to capture his attention, the Coachman puts in front of him a big bag of money and asks: "Well, how would you blokes like to make some real money?" After that, he tells the whole story about his business, namely "collecting stupid little boys" and taking them with a coach to Pleasure Island. There, the children will have fun and do anything they please but "they never come back... as boys!" The Coachman's evil plan frightened even Honest John and Gideon. The Coachman is a ruthless and cold-hearted character who finds pleasure and satisfaction in punishing naughty children. On the other hand, we may think that he has certain moral principles but in a sick and sadistic way, as he wants to give the boys a lesson they will never forget for being bad and disobedient. So, Coachman tells the fox to search around for boys who meet the case and to bring them in the middle of the night at the crossroads, where he will be expecting in his coach. Finally, he doesn't forget to point out again: "I'll pay you well. I got plenty of gold", managing to tempt and to drag the fox into the nasty business. At midnight, when the coach was full of passengers including Pinocchio and another mischievous boy, Lampwick, the Coachman took his way to a ferryboat which destination was Pleasure Island! Worrying for Pinocchio, his conscience Jiminy Cricket follows him. As they arrived on the island, the boys started to do all kinds of bad things, anything they wanted without any restraints or supervisors until they eventually would have ended up as donkeys! The Coachman shut down the gates so the children were captive on the island. Jiminy figures out his intentions when discovers caged boxes with donkeys, which were sent away on boats. The Coachman is heartless and brutal, beating his donkeys with a whip and showing no mercy for the poor kids. Getting the idea of what really happens on "Pleasure Island", the cricket is horrified and hurries to save Pinocchio. When he finds the boys, Lampwick is already turned into a donkey. Pinocchio, even though has donkey ears and also a long tail manages to run away from the island thanks to Jiminy!
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