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Gold Diggers of '49 (1935)

The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains... See full summary »

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Beans (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Bernice Hansen Bernice Hansen ... Little Kitty (voice) (uncredited)
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The gold rush. Beans finds gold in the mountains and rushes into town with the news. Soon, everyone (except Porky's daughter Little Kitty, who Beans fancies) has rushed out to the mountains, but because Porky takes Beans in his car (!), they get there first. Porky finds a gold nugget, then keeps taking it from his pocket. Beans finds a treasure chest that contains a book, "How to Find Gold." A bad guy spots a sack near Porky's equipment and lassos it; Porky tells Beans that if he retrieves the sack, he can have Porky's daughter. Beans gives chase in Porky's car; there's a shootout. The car runs out of gas, so Beans refills it with moonshine and it takes off like a shot. He snares the bad guy, the sack, and Porky and races back to town. Porky gives Beans his daughter's hand and reveals the contents of the sack. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Золотоискатели 49-го See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tex Avery's directorial debut. See more »

Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1995, with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white film. This process preserved the quality of the animation in the original cartoon. See more »


Soundtracks

Western Scene
(uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played when Beans rides into town with news of finding gold
Also played as everyone rushes out of town
Also played when Beans tells Kitty about finding gold
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Beans Bags The Gold, er, Baloney
27 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is not another of those Warner Brothers cartoons kind of promoting their "Gold Digger" musicals of the 1930s, but a story about the real gold diggers of 1849. It stars "Beans," and takes place in "Goldville." Beans, trying to woo Porky Pig's daughter (who is not a pig), is out on the mountain when he strikes gold (via pulling a slot-machine-like arm!). He goes back into town and tells everyone.

From that point, we mainly see Beans and Porky out digging for gold. A bad guys is nearby and he snags a bag full of gold. Porky tells Beans that if gets the bag back, he can marry his daughter. Beans hops into his jalopy and races up the hill, firing with a shotgun! Beans isn't really a funny guy but the cartoon has some good moments and the car is a real hoot. In the end, the bag of gold is only Porky's lunch, but that's gold to him!

It certainly looks dated, but that's the case with most 1930s black-and-white cartoons, and sometimes that's just fine with me. This was a fast-paced, inventive cartoon.


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