Lost in a desert, Daffy Duck finds a gold nugget and is unwilling to part with it even though he is in desperate need of water.



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Daffy Duck / Pack Rat (voice)


Daffy's in the desert; desperate for water, he digs and finds a large gold nugget. He decides to hide it, but a pack rat sees him and grabs it. Daffy gets it back, but before long he's going crazy. The rat keeps following him around, offering water in exchange for the nugget. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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water | desert | gold | cactus | surrealism | See All (9) »





Release Date:

28 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De l'eau qui vaut de l'or  »

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1.37 : 1
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Reasonably funny one joke short
11 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Daffy Duck is lost in the desert and eventually decides he needs to dig for water or he'll die. Did as he may, he can't find water but does find a large lump of gold. However a little desert rat also sees him find the gold and plans to take it from him by fair means or fowl (sorry), something that becomes harder for Daffy to resist as he begins to hallucinate.

Despite the little plot device of the gold and the mouse, this whole short is about Daffy going nuts in the desert due to lack of water. So he thinks he sees a lake, a telephone, in a bar or at a baseball game; all of these are punctuated by the mouse trying to get Daffy to give him the gold for water. While the punctuation isn't funny, the hallucinations are quite good and worth watching.

Like any short, the characters are important and Daffy does well to hold the attention. Here his two characters merge a little - he is greedy and ruthless but also is a little crazy too like he used to be. The desert rat has very little character and very little to do but perhaps the wiser thing was to very much let Daffy carry the film.

As it is this is an amusing little cartoon that trades on the hallucination gags more than anything else but it is worth seeing if you are a fan of Daffy, as I am.

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