MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 72,714 this week

Detouring America (1939)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 136 users  
Reviews: 3 user

This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of ... See full summary »

Director:

(as Fred Avery)

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 100 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
 
a list of 5136 titles
created 11 Jan 2013
 
a list of 5595 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 57 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 314 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Detouring America (1939)

Detouring America (1939) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Detouring America.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Mr. Butterfingers / Cow Puncher / Full-Grown Papoose / Mosquito / Prairie Dog / Prospector / Fawn (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

This travelogue across America is filled with sight gags such as the 'Old Reliable' geyser spitting into a spittoon, cliff-dwelling Indians who walk horizontally up and down the faces of cliffs to get to their homes, and a Texas cow puncher who really punches cows. Also featured is Mr. Butter Fingers, a 'human fly' who climbs the outside of the Empire State Building. Written by David Glagovsky <dglagovsky@prodigy.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1939 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Included as a bonus on the Warner DVD of Each Dawn I Die (1939). See more »

Crazy Credits

All states depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual states, either Democratic or Republican, is purely co-incidental. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Porky's Preview (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
(uncredited)
Music from German folk song
Played briefly during the dog bit
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
First of many "travelogue" cartoons
26 February 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Back when Tex Avery first did this cartoon, studios regularly produced short subjects in abundance. One of the most frequent and popular types was the "travelogue" which Avery so effectively nails here. The same droning voice-over and cutesy style used here without that big a stretch for parody's sake. Tex Avery sight-gags aplenty. This cartoon spawned a mini-boom in cartoons (not all by Avery) sending up travelogues. As usual, Tex was there first and was the best! One second left on the clock, here comes the alley-oop-it's a touchdown and the band goes wild! Highly recommended.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Detouring America (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?