In this parody of trench-coat detective films, Daffy Duck is Duck Drake, a "Private Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat" who receives a telephone call summoning him to the J. Cleaver Axe-Handle ... See full summary »

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In this parody of trench-coat detective films, Daffy Duck is Duck Drake, a "Private Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat" who receives a telephone call summoning him to the J. Cleaver Axe-Handle Estate, where a murder has supposedly taken place. Daffy/Drake arrives at a lavish house that he thinks is the murder site and suspects its occupant, an amorous lady duck, of committing the crime. As the lady duck showers him with affection, Daffy attempts to reenact the crime as he believes it happened and orders the lady duck to cooperate. In the process, Daffy is shot, crushed by a falling piano, and run over by a train, before the lady duck tells him that he came to the wrong address, that the real murder site is a house down the road, and that the only thing of which she is guilty is love for Daffy, whom she matrimonially pursues straight through her house's door and outside onto the street. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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When the shapely lady duck fires the revolver, she holds the trigger but multiple shots are heard. A revolver can only fire repeatedly by releasing and pulling the trigger. See more »

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Edited into Bugs Bunny's Valentine (1979) See more »

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It Had to Be You
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Music by Isham Jones
Played when The Body is introduced
Also played when Daffy realizes no crime has been committed
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Gumshoe Daffy And The 'Inevitable Babe'
4 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Daffy Duck starring in a film-noir cartoon? I love it!

Daffy is "Duck Drake: private eye, ear, nose and throat" who narrates this crime tale, a la film noirs of the period. His takeoff on a Sam Spade or Mike Hammer-type investigator is hilarious and a good spoof of those type of crime stories.

"Drake" encounters the "inevitable amorous babe who's just crazy about us hard-boiled gumshoes" and thinks she's the killer in this murder at a rich mansion. He tries out several theories on how she killed her husband, demonstrating each and with the predictable (and humorous) results.

As with any spoof, some of the jokes on dead-on and very good, others are so bad or so corny you wince but either way this provides good entertainment and is pure 100 percent Daffy Duck. The excellent graphics don't hurt, either. Kudos to writer Tedd Pierce and director Robert McKimsom for another solid effort.


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