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Porky's Railroad (1937)

Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to ... See full summary »

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Porky is the engineer on the most pathetic train in the fleet. After some routine episodes (using pepper to get the engine to sneeze itself up a hill, chasing a cow off the tracks, only to discover too late that it's been replaced by a very angry bull), Porky gets word that he's going to be replaced by the new streamlined Silver Fish. He insults it under his breath, but the Silver Fish engineer hears and challenges him to a race. The angry bull catapults Porky to victory. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 August 1937 (USA)  »

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Putte Possun rautatie  »

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The Morse code heard in this cartoon translates as QST QSL 'LEON SCHLESINGER' HOLLYWOOD FOR PICTURE OF PORKY. See more »

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Don't Give Up the Ship
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by the sailor in the rowboat
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Not Porky or Tashlin at their best, still a decent cartoon though
12 October 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The work of Frank Tashlin is always worth a look. Porky's Railroad is one of his weaker Porky cartoons, and a disappointment after the brilliant Porky the Fireman. The weakest asset with Porky's Railroad was the story, which is agreed rather feeble, structurally it's thin and the pace is lacking in crispness. Porky's Railroad does have a few inspired moments, but the gags mostly are forgettable and not all that funny marred by their predictability and dull timing. Tashlin was an underrated animation director who a vast majority of the time showed signs of masterful technical and directorial brilliance, you can see this in cartoons like Plane Daffy, there is evidence of this brilliance but the pace and gags don't really serve him all that well. The slow motion shot at the start is an oddity, unusual for Tashlin. However, the animation is very good on the most part, the camera angles generally do impress and there's little wrong with how everything's drawn and shaded. The music sounds beautiful and is very characterful, as to expect the synchronisation from sound to visual works very well, in Porky's Railroad the best example is to the train starting up and accelerating very quickly. As well as the shocking and poignant ending, that is also the best gag/highlight of the cartoon, though the jumping off the drawbridge was also quite nice. Porky is a good lead character, not the strongest one but a credible one, while Mel Blanc's characterisations are without fault. Billy Bletcher gives nice support too. All in all, decent but could have been better. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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