MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 68,836 this week

The Film Fan (1939)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 238 titles
created 06 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1001 titles
created 16 May 2013
 
a list of 130 titles
created 16 Jul 2013
 
a list of 65 titles
created 24 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Film Fan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Film Fan (1939)

The Film Fan (1939) on IMDb 6.7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Film Fan.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Daffy Duck wreaks havoc on a movie set at Wonder Pictures ("if it's good, it's a Wonder"). Daffy's creative editing impresses producer I. M. Stupendous.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sara Berner, Herman Bing
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Daffy Duck tricks Elmer Fudd into believing it's rabbit season; but Bugs Bunny uses a female disguise and faulty pronouns to fight back.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Certificate: Passed Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The music-happy Bosko and Honey take a car ride, but bad luck briefly interrupts their fun.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising
Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Carman Maxwell
Baseball Bugs (1946)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bugs plays every defensive position against the Gashouse Gorillas.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham
Animation | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Killer and his gang are robbing every bank in town in numerical order, except they skip the 13th National Bank. The police are unable to catch them, despite their predictability (and their ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, John Deering
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sylvester Cat slips when making a grab for Tweety Bird in Granny's flat, and falls dazed to the floor as one of Tweety's feathers lands in his mouth. Tweety runs off. Sylvester comes to and... See full summary »

Directors: Friz Freleng, Hawley Pratt
Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray, Ben Frommer
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Millions and billions and trillions of years ago, Caspar Caveman and his pet dinosaur Fido come up against Daffy when they're out duck hunting.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Jack Lescoulie
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Daffy Duck convinces Porky Pig to quit the cartoon biz and try his luck in the features. Porky's adventures begin when he tries to enter the studio.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Leon Schlesinger, Henry Binder
Pigs Is Pigs (1937)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hungry little pig eats a couple of pies off the windowsill. When it's time for dinner, he ties together the spaghetti of all the other little pigs and eats it all. That night, he has a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Bernice Hansen, Martha Wentworth
Golden Yeggs (1950)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On Porky Pig's farm, a goose lays a golden egg and says that Daffy Duck laid it. Daffy is quite willing to take the credit and resultant fame, that is until Rocky the gangster kidnaps Daffy... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Porky Pig is sent out by his father with $11.00 spending money for help on the farm, unfortunately, he accidentally spends it on an auction, for a sickly, broken-down race horse known as ... See full summary »

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway
Stars: Mel Blanc, Joe Twerp
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The Wolf rides into town, terrorises it, kidnaps the girl, and is chased by the outraged townspeople, accompanied by Droopy, who despite introducing himself as "the hero" at the end, in ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Bill Thompson, Pinto Colvig, Paul Frees
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Porky Pig / Theater Usher / Cold Promise / Professor Widebottom / Sterling (voice) (uncredited)
...
Narrator / Masked Marvel (voice) (uncredited)
Robert C. Bruce ...
Coming Attractions Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Porky Pig is on his way to the store to pick up some groceries for his mother when he walks by a sign saying that the local movie theater is having a "kids admitted free" day. The excited Porky rushes in and views a series of spoofs of newsreels, movie trailers, feature films, and even the Lone Ranger! Written by Jon Cooke <cooke@megalink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 December 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elokuvahullut  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Masked Marvel is actually the Lone Stranger from an earlier film, The Lone Stranger and Porky (1939) The animation was re-used for this film. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Frat
(uncredited)
Music by John F. Barth
Played when Porky runs down front
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
everything's fun when it's a joke
30 September 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

One of the many short cartoons from Porky Pig's early days has him sneaking into a movie theater chock full of every pun imaginable. I should identify that these puns are basically groaners that one would expect to find in math homework or in crossword puzzles. But you gotta admit that there are some funny ones in there.

Even beyond word jokes, the cartoon never misses an opportunity for a sight gag. Whether it's the guy's legs, or what happens in the Lone Stranger movie, they keep the surprises coming at you at full speed. So, even if "The Film Fan" isn't the greatest cartoon created by the Termite Terrace crowd, you should still at least watch it for some laughs. It's sure to elicit at least some.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Film Fan (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?