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Porky's Road Race (1937)

It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »

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Greta Garbo / Elaine Barrie (voice) (uncredited)
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Leslie Howard / Freddie Bartholomew / George Arliss / Edna May Oliver (voice) (uncredited)
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Borax Karoff (voice) (uncredited)
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Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
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W.C. Fields (voice) (uncredited)
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It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. When the black #13 driven by "Borax Karoff" makes a bid for the finish line, can Porky fend him off? Written by Jason A. Cormier

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The caricatured celebrities are, in order of appearance: Men on seesaw: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy; Little Tramp: Charles Chaplin; Man with big nose: W.C. Fields; Old lady: Edna May Oliver; Woman with big feet: Greta Garbo; Floating Power: Charles Laughton; Borax Karoff: Boris Karloff; Knee Action Special: Stepin Fetchit; Cheerio Special: George Arliss, Leslie Howard, Freddie Bartholomew; Caliban and Ariel: John Barrymore and Elaine Barrie; Hitchhiker: Clark Gable. See more »

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Before the credits, this disclaimer appears: "The people portrayed in this photoplay are phoney! All places portrayed are the bunk! The events portrayed are entirely fictional!" See more »

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Spoofs It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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A Life on the Ocean Wave
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Music by Henry Russell
Played during the shots of Floating Power
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Great cartoon
30 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am watching it at the moment off the Golden collection #2.

I love cars and auto racing, so I probably give it a higher score than someone who's not as in love with cars and auto racing as I am.

I dig scenes in car race movies with a villain I am not familiar with a lot of the celebrities represented. I did know some of the more famous ones, mentioned above.

You see so many gags over and over, some of the gags in this one are a bit unique. Porky hammering away, and then the car in front of him drives away, and you realize his engine is really small. Hilarious.

The artwork is simple at times, and great at other times. I loved a few shots of car engines with lots of valves opening and closing. The Laurel and Hardy scene with them pumping up a tire was cool. The actual racing looks cartoonish, but, well, you know, it IS a cartoon :)

I am not that into the black and white cartoons, but I liked this one. Porky was just along for the ride, so to speak, which was fine by me. I am not a big fan of him, for the most part.


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