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The Shooting of Dan McGoo (1945)

This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out ... See full summary »

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This starts off as an adaptation of Robert Service's poem 'The Shooting of Dan McGrew', complete with a literal depiction of a man with one foot in the grave, but when Dan McGoo turns out to be Droopy, it turns into another Droopy-versus-the Wolf gagfest. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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14 April 1945 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the 1907 narrative poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" by Robert W. Service that takes place in a Yukon saloon during the Yukon Gold Rush of the late 1890s. See more »

Quotes

Wolf: Give me a straight whisky.
[the Wolf takes is drink and goes into wild convulsions, hopping all over the place]
Wolf: This stuff's been cut!
Droopy: Well, what do you want for ten cents, gasoline?
Wolf: 'Tain't funny, McGoo!
[turns to camera]
Wolf: What corny dialogue.
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Connections

Spoofed in Hey Good Lookin' (1982) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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unusual in style but rather fun...
11 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the second Droopy cartoon and its style is very unusual. Unlike the typical Droopy short, this one is, in part, narrated as if a poem (see the info from IMDb about this). However, despite this weird approach, the film is still very exciting and worth seeing.

Like the original "Dan McGrew" poem, this one is set in the wild days of the gold rush. But, unlike the poem this one features the insane stylings of Tex Avery as well as the very sexy lady character featured in several of the Avery cartoons--and Droopy is lucky enough to win her by the end of the cartoon.

Funny. Well written, great direction and it has one of the world's best cartoon characters, Droopy. Original and worth seeing.


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