Construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter; Donald comes by and takes the job, despite a lack of experience and an initial fear of heights, and makes a mess of things.

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Pegleg Pete (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
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Dodgy construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter. Donald is in need of a job, so he pretends to be experienced and gets it, lacking any competitor. Even the open elevator on the every skyscraper is enough to make Donald sickeningly dizzy, high up the roofless top-floor without railings the work is spooky, but the boss keeps coming up to keep a close eye on him. The damned riveting machine has its own will and much more strength then any duck: it ends up dragging the duck on a wild ride. Greenhorn Donald must also 'serve' lunch, an equilibrium nightmare while the riveting colleagues work their seismic vibes, till short-tempered Pete... Written by KGF Vissers

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15 March 1940 (USA)  »

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Aku niittaajana  »

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Pete: [throwing Donald onto the elevator] Get going!
Donald Duck: How do I get up there?
Pete: Like this!
[He pulls a lever nearby and the elevator, with Donald on it, rockets to the top floor of the under-construction building]
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Donald gets the upper hand.
7 June 2015 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Donald Duck gets hired as a riveter, despite his lack of experience, after gruff and mean construction foreman Pegleg Pete has fired his riveter. What results is classic and funny Donald trying to work the machine, sending rivets all over the place and against himself shaken and tumbled across the building frame by the tool.

This is Donald at one of his best, displaying his frustrated and bad luck prone personality. It will send laughter to a wide audience, as the action, goofs and gags are just a treat to watch.

The animation is vibrant, the music is catchy and the sound effects are wild. Despite Donald always getting a lot of bad luck, he seems to get the last laugh in many of his misadventures in this one. It's one of the best Donald cartoon shorts!

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