MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 83,717 this week

Early to Bed (1941)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 307 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Donald has to get up early, but everything seems to be working to keep him awake. His loudly ticking alarm clock resists several attempts to quiet it. Donald ultimately swallows it; the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 468 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 136 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 641 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 1465 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Early to Bed" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Early to Bed (1941)

Early to Bed (1941) on IMDb 7.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Early to Bed.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald visits a penny arcade. He watches Daisy dance the Dance of the Seven Veils, but the light goes out for veil 5 and he misses the end. Then he tries a prize crane, to increasing ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Clarence Nash
Billposters (1940)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald and Goofy are putting up advertising posters in a farm. Goofy prepares to post on a windmill, but his tools keep disappearing and reappearing on the windmill blades. Donald puts up ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash
Golden Eggs (1941)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Donald reads in his newspaper that eggs are really going up in value and the price is skyrocketing. Donald realizes that if he had some eggs, he would be quite the wealthy duck so he breaks... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald's sister Dumbella sends her three sons Huey, Dewey, and Louie to visit their uncle Donald. They prove to be quite a handful for Donald, even with help from his book on child rearing.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A day of boating doesn't end up the way Donald and Pluto had hoped.

Director: Riley Thomson
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that. When he tries to smoke them out of their clubhouse,... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Ajax the killer gorilla has escaped from the zoo. Donald scares his nephews with a pair of gorilla-hand gloves then they dress up as a gorilla to retaliate, but soon Donald encounters the ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Donald owns a farm; he sings Old MacDonald while feeding the animals. He goes to milk Clementine the cow, but she's not in the barn: she's up a tree, nibbling on leaves. She floats down, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Autograph hound Donald, despite the security guard, manages to get signatures from Greta Garbo, 'Mickey Rooney', Sonja Henie, The Ritz Brothers, and Shirley Temple before he's recognized ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher
Fire Chief (1940)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring, ring the fire alarm. Soon, his bumbling sets the fire station itself on fire. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Donald shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy. But the boys have a few moves of their own.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald Duck, delivery boy, is hired to deliver a mysterious package on Friday the Thirteenth. He is hindered by a bothersome black cat -- and by the fact that the package contains a live ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Donald has to get up early, but everything seems to be working to keep him awake. His loudly ticking alarm clock resists several attempts to quiet it. Donald ultimately swallows it; the glow-in-the-dark dial can be seen through his feathers. Then his folding bed folds up on him. Springs start popping out of it; Donald builds an elaborate framework to hold it down. Finally, enough of the clock reassembles itself to sound the alarm and night is over. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aku untenmailla  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title takes its name from the Benjamin Franklin proverb "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise" which appeared in his Poor Richard's Almanack. See more »

Goofs

The hands on Donald's clock keep changing position. See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: Oh, fiddle-dee-dee.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Fiddledeedee
20 August 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

It's EARLY TO BED for a very tired Donald - too bad his alarm clock & fold-up bed are determined to keep him awake.

Here is a very funny little film which should have any insomniac viewer sympathizing with the Duck. The legendary Carl Barks was one of the writers on this project. Donald's muttered asides, as voiced by the inimitable Clarence Nash, are hilarious.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a storm of naysayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


1 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Early to Bed (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page