Gas station owner Donald thinks he's just missed the winning number for a new Zoom V8 car but his nephews hear a correction, and find he really does have the winner. They plan to pick it up... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dude Duck (1951)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald is vacationing at a dude ranch. After all the beautiful women pick the best horses, Donald ends up with the sad sack Rover Boy. But Rover Boy wants nothing to do with Donald.

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

Donald and his nephews are visiting the carnival. After Donald makes a relatively high score on a weight testing machine, he is thought to be a veritable strong man and takes on an offer ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
No Hunting (1955)
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A cartoon that satirizes hunting to the extreme. Donald Duck is inspired by his grandpappy to go hunting in the woods. Once there, all the hunters are greeted by hot dog vendors, ambulances... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Jack Hannah, Clarence Nash, Milt Schaffer
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ranger Woodlore is interpreting Grand Canyon for the tourists; Donald is of course making more trouble than everyone else put together.

Director: Charles A. Nichols
Stars: Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Donald is pushing his peanut cart through the park when a flying squirrel drops in. Donald gets him to help tie his sign to a tree by promising a peanut, but when it turns out to be a bad ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Donald the apple farmer notices his apples have been nibbled on and catches Chip n' Dale in the act. In the ensuing battle, Donald uses a helicopter to spray them (but they have tiny gas ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An elderly bee, seeing an equally elderly Donald Duck in the park, looks back on their long partnership. The bee started helping Donald pick up trash, then using his sharp stinger to ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: June Foray, Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Donald spills some sugar on his sidewalk, and soon the ants are in complete control of his home, stealing the cake he was baking, building a pipeline from his maple syrup to their hill, and... See full summary »

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

Donald files his model airplane into Chip 'n Dale's tree. Dale climbs in and proceeds to cause trouble.

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Dessie Flynn, James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
Beezy Bear (1955)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Beekeeper Donald catches Humphrey the bear raiding his hives. He complains to Ranger Woodlore, who assembles his bears and lectures them. Donald puts up a barbed wire fence, which slows ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: James MacDonald, Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson
Rugged Bear (1953)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

It's a peaceful day in a national forest...until hunting season begins at which point all the bears hide out in a cave but one bear, Humphrey, doesn't make it. He hides out in a cabin and, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: James MacDonald, Clarence Nash
Spare the Rod (1954)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald's nephews are always playing instead of doing their chores. Donald is going to punish them, but the "voice of child psychology" convinces him to play along instead. This works well ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hannah
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Clarence Nash, Bill Thompson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Gas station owner Donald thinks he's just missed the winning number for a new Zoom V8 car but his nephews hear a correction, and find he really does have the winner. They plan to pick it up and surprise him, but the car they take runs out of gas, and they're broke. They cut out the picture of a Zoom V8 from a billboard, dress one of the boys in drag, and trick Donald into filling their tank. As they drive off, Donald plots his revenge and executes it, when the boys return in Donald's new car. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 July 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Akun arpanumero  »

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?

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Somewhat standard in the basic story, but very funny and beautifully animated
1 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

On the whole I really enjoy the Donald and Nephews shorts. They are routine in a way, but amusing and full of energy. Lucky Number is no exception, I'd go as far to say that it is one of their better shorts. It is rather standard and routine in the story, there is the idea of the nephews playing tricks on Donald and he goes ballistic which is a common theme in regard to their shorts. And I did think that it would have been better for Huey, Dewey and Louie ought to have told Donald in alternative to surprising him, mainly because Donald wouldn't come across as much of a jerk, especially when he plays a practical joke that backfires on him big-time. Evaluating that point though perhaps Lucky Number would have ended much sooner than it did if they did that. Conversely, it is very funny especially when one of the nephews dresses up as a sexy girl, and it is interesting to see for the first time a more teenage personality to the nephews. The animation is simply beautiful, full of detail and colour. The music has the energy and character that you'd expect also. Donald has always been at his best when he easily gets into a temper, which he does here, but at the same time this is not Donald at his most likable. Huey, Dewey and Louie have a mischievous streak though they have been more rascally and they still have their cuteness. Clarence Nash's voice work is as ever great. All in all, very funny and enjoyable with top notch production values but at the same time it is rather standard. 9/10 Bethany Cox


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?