In this wartime short, Donald is encouraged by his good "angel" side to buy war bonds. He is encouraged by his bad "devil" side to spend his money as he wishes. Donald has a lot of trouble ... See full summary »
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The title is based on the Archibald MacNeal Willard (1836-1918) painting "The Spirit of '76" (previously known as Yankee Doodle) which was exhibited at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. He was inspired by a hometown parade seen shortly after the American Civil War. See more »
It's your dough ain't it?
Aye, laddie, it's your dough, but it's your war too!
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This is an excellent wartime morale-builder cartoon that gently and amusingly not only prods the viewer to save rather than spend, but reminds him that paying taxes is a patriotic act, particularly in wartime.
The only jarring note that I found in watching the second half of the cartoon, when the Donald Duck humor gives way to a histrionic, almost bombastic call to pay taxes to finance more and more weapons to destroy the Axis powers, was the chilling realization that if a film like this was made today, it would probably be laughed out of the cinema by our modern, ultra-"cool" and supposedly sophisticated audience.
We should consider ourselves lucky that back in the 1940's, our forefathers were still "gullible" enough to believe cartoons like this and to fight the Nazis.
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