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Dime to Retire (1955)

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Porky Pig is a tired traveller driving into a town and looking for a hotel. He is delighted to find one with a 10 cent per-night fee. But its manager is Daffy Duck, who infests Porky's room... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Cat and Dog Effects (voice)


Porky Pig is a tired traveller driving into a town and looking for a hotel. He is delighted to find one with a 10 cent per-night fee. But its manager is Daffy Duck, who infests Porky's room with a succession of rest-disturbing animals and asks an increasingly hefty sum for each time he has to remove an animal from the room. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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room | manager | hotel | explosion | no vacancy | See more »





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3 September 1955 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Porky paid $5.00 for the cat to get rid of the mouse, $10 for the dog to get rid of the cat, $26 for the lion to get rid of the dog, $72 for the elephant to get rid of the lion and $666 for the mouse to get rid of the elephant making a total of $779.00 See more »


Featured in The Bugs Bunny Show: De-Duck-Tive Story (1962) See more »


Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
aka "Brahms' Lullaby"
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played during the opening credits
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A funny and imaginative cartoon from a greedy Daffy!
10 April 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Porky Pig arrives in town while on a business trip to find that all the hotels are fully booked up. He is eager for a rest and thanks his lucky stars that he finds a hotel that only costs 10c per night! He wonders why it is so cheap when he gets good service from manager Daffy - but Daffy has an imaginative way to cover his costs.

I love Daffy Duck, but I greatly prefer him when he is crazy, in his early days - not only do I prefer his character but also the cartoons seemed to have more value placed upon them. Here, Daffy is greedy but he also has a crazy edge as he goes to increasingly weird lengths to place extra charges upon Porky. It surprised me that a later cartoon with Daffy in it would give him this character - but it was a pleasant surprise. The cartoon is very much an one-joke affair but it is an amusing joke. The fact that it has a slightly crazy vein of imaginative humour running through it really helps matters.

Porky is at his best when he is reacting to things around him as part of a good partnership and so, does well here. Daffy is great - he is greedy but he has still got his `woo-hoo' style about him which I love. He may not do that much but I still laughed - the various animals are just as good and deliver many of the jokes.

Overall this was a surprisingly little cartoon as I expected the worst. The plot makes for plenty of good laughs albeit with one joke repeated again and again and the characters delivery well in a short that harks back to the crazy, imaginative wit of Daffy's best.

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