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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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Trivia

This was the first picture of almost one thousand projects that Mel Blanc ever gave his voice to. See more »

Crazy Credits

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 Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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All's Fair in Love and War
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when the cars round the first turns
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Classic Porky Cartoon!
21 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Porky's Road Race" is one of my favorite cartoons. The classic essence of this comedy is timeless. It features many Hollywood greats of its day, such as: W.C. Fields, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Borris Karloff (as the villain) and many more. During the race, watch for such novelties as the "Cheerio Special", driven by three British actors, among them Leslie Howard. Charles Laughton, who played the infamous character of Captain Bligh in "Mutiny on the Bounty" also makes an appearance and the race's hitch hiker is portrayed as none other than Clark Gable. Borris Karloff (who is known as 'Borax Karoff' in the film)drives an automobile that certainly is a sight to see: the black #13, as he dodges his way to the finish, sabotaging the other racer's attempts for the win. In the end, the underdog diligently pulls through and claims first place, but someone else walks away with the trophy! Excellent Porky Pig cartoon.


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