A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down... See full summary »

Directors:

,

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

some canine prisoners attempt to make a break from prison.

Directors: Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Bugs' home in a hollow tree is marred when the magician, Ala Bahma, plasters his show posters all over it. Bugs goes to the show to heckle.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Falling Hare (1943)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Bugs encounters wartime sabotage and takes to the air to do battle.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Bugs attempts to perform Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, he is troubled by a mouse.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Fresh Hare (1942)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In the Canadian North Woods, Bugs is wanted dead or alive and Elmer is out to bring him in.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, The Sportsmen Quartet
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a dark and stormy night, the Two Curious Puppies wander into an old dark house, and fall victim to the tricks of a mischievous magician's rabbit.

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

A tour of the zoo, in typical Tex Avery style: a series of one-liners and sight gags, punctuated by Egghead teasing a lion at intervals, despite the admonishments of the narrator.

Director: Tex Avery
Stars: Tex Avery, Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The 1890s; a picnic in the park. A man is pitching woo to his girl, while behind them a steady stream of ants is methodically devouring and carting off their food. Some other interludes ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In an African jungle strange enough to have a roaring butterfly, Inki the boy hunter, a lion with false teeth and a magical minah bird match wits.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Fox Pop (1942)
Family | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hearing that silver foxes are all the rage in high society, a fox paints himself silver and gets himself trapped, finding out too late that it's only his fur anyone is interested in.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce, Tedd Pierce
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Cop / Seabiscuit (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down at a card game; he dashes off as soon as someone shouts "they found gold in the hills" but others stake claims before he can. He ends up chopping off a cliff, falling down, and landing in the hospital. The doctor gives him news of another gold strike and he rushes out to begin panning. After some more mining gags and a song, we see a montage of more failed gold strikes. Back to the present day, where the storyteller claims to have sworn off gold, until a rider passes through with news of another strike, when he trades the station for the car and sets out after the gold. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 February 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Se on nyt piirrettyjä 3  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

The Old Apple Tree
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Sung by the miners as "My Sweetheart Needs Gold for Her Teeth"
Also played during the long montage
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Not a classic, but it could give you a chuckle
28 July 2007 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

For a while, when I was very young, watching animated shorts from the 1930s and '40s on video was a regular hobby for me. Watching many of these cartoons over a decade later, some of them don't do anything for me anymore, while others I still find amusing, even if they don't do as much for me as they did way back. "Gold Rush Daze" is one of the latter. When I watched this 1939 cartoon for the first time in many years, I was mildly disappointed. However, I have watched it several more times since then, and have found it just slightly funnier.

A man stops at a gas station. He very quickly and anxiously tells the man who runs the station to put some gas in his car, and is asked why he is in such a hurry. He tells the station owner that he's about to dig for gold. The station owner then laughs and tells him that it's a useless idea, since there's no gold to be found, no matter where one searches. He then then begins to tell the man in the car the story of his long, troubled search for gold back in 1849, as we are shown in flashback.

Some cartoons from around this time may still be considered classics today, while others have been forgotten. Since it appears that no one else has commented on "Gold Rush Daze" on IMDb yet, it's obviously one of the more obscure ones of its time. I can understand this, as it's not very memorable, and may be a bit dated. However, I've definitely seen much worse excuses for comedy. This short does have some reasonable slapstick gags, and could be enjoyable for fans of these old cartoons, especially kids. I'm not quite sure about the availability of this Merrie Melodies piece right now, but for hardcore fans of these old animated shorts, it might be worth looking for.


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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?