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Donald's Dilemma (1947)

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Donald and Daisy are walking when he is hit by a flowerpot. He's convinced he's a famous singer, and he croons divinely, but does not recognize Daisy. He in fact does become famous. Daisy ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Gloria Blondell ...
Daisy Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)


Donald and Daisy are walking when he is hit by a flowerpot. He's convinced he's a famous singer, and he croons divinely, but does not recognize Daisy. He in fact does become famous. Daisy is devastated by her inability to get over him and sees a psychiatrist. He tells her she has to choose between the world having Donald, or her getting him back. She picks herself, and drops another flowerpot, which restores him. Written by Jon Reeves <>

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Release Date:

11 July 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El dilema de Donald  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first cartoon to feature the newer Donald Duck theme song ("No One But Donald Duck") during the opening credits. See more »


The number of fingers on the psychiatrist's hand frequently changes from 4 to 5. See more »


Edited into Down and Out with Donald Duck (1987) See more »


When You Wish Upon A Star
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Ned Washington
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Coming up Daisie's
28 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

The title is a bit of a misnomer. It's actually Daisy's dilemma. For once, she is thrust center stage. No longer the shrinking violet or amiable catalyst, she displays a ruthlessly self-centered neurotic streak light years removed from the traditional Carl Barks comic-book conception. We sympathize with her all the same, despite her theatrics — which are not all that exaggerated when you think about it. I've known fans who would hang around stage doors for interminable lengths of time, patiently waiting for a fleeting glimpse or grudging autograph from their idol, gaining comfort during their long vigil just from the sight of a poster.

Donald's Dilemma is unusual for Disney in that it tells a definite story, laid out in the traditional premise/plot development/resolution fashion, rather than presenting just a series of gags and variations on a single theme (for example, wanting to fly, trying to sleep, jitterbugging, skinning a bear) which often ends abruptly when time is up. Happily, this well-crafted story experiment is highly successful, thanks to an ingenious central idea which is cleverly developed and brilliantly characterized, and direction that is both unusually snappy and atmospheric from the usually stolid Jack King.

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