Daffy Duck is China Jones, a fortune-seeking Irish private eye working in the Far East. He finds a call for help in a Chinese fortune cookie and decides to investigate. Acting on a tip ... See full summary »

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Daffy Duck as China Jones / Porky Pig as Charley Chung / Limey Louie / Chinese Man (voice)
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Daffy Duck is China Jones, a fortune-seeking Irish private eye working in the Far East. He finds a call for help in a Chinese fortune cookie and decides to investigate. Acting on a tip displayed on a solo musician's drum, Daffy/Jones goes to a pub owned by Limey Louie to look for clues. Louie is, in fact, an ex-convict who blames Jones for sending him to jail. Louie disguises himself as a grieving widow and arranges a series of mishaps for the web-footed sleuth. Porky Pig also appears in this cartoon as Charlie Chung, the plain-clothes Chinese detective. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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irish | pig | duck | detective | surrealism | See All (14) »


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14 February 1959 (USA)  »

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Spoofs China Smith (1952) See more »

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Oh, You Beautiful Doll
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Music by Nat Ayer
[Plays when Daffy greets the dragon lady.]
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Pretty good - love the Irish Daffy.
10 January 2010 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The main reason I loved this Looney Tunes cartoon is because throughout Daffy Duck has an Irish accent. I realize this may not seem particularly spectacular, but personally I thought it lighted the cartoon tremendously. The plot was a little wafer-thin and pretty predictable, but Porky and Daffy were definitely worth watching in this episode.

In "China Jones" (is Daffy a spoof on Indiana Jones, possibly?), we see Daffy Duck, playing China Jones, in a Chinese café opening a fortune cookie. The message inside presumably is a call for help from a kidnapped person in a bakery and he offers a large award for his rescue. Partly because of the cash and partly because it is his job as a private eye, Daffy Duck begins his search for the bakery where the person is kidnapped. On the way, China Jones meets his acquaintance Charlie Chung (who is played by Porky Pig). China Jones does not have much time to speak to his acquaintance, as he has to go off. What part will Charlie play later in the cartoon..? I recommend this cartoon to people who are a bit bored of the modern, greedy Daffy Duck and to people who like Irish accents. Enjoy "China Jones"! :-) P.S I noticed from a review that this cartoon was banned because of "stereotypical references" of Chinese people. This cartoon does not insult the Chinese in any way and this cartoon should not have been banned (just to let people know who are against racism).

8 and a half out of ten.


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