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Milk and Money (1936)

Porky's father is going to lose his farm. Porky goes to town with his horse and works a milk route, with a warning that if he breaks a bottle he's fired. As he's delivering, cats follow ... See full summary »

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Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Billy Bletcher ... Mr. Viper (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig / Porky's Poppa (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Track Announcer (uncredited)
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Storyline

Porky's father is going to lose his farm. Porky goes to town with his horse and works a milk route, with a warning that if he breaks a bottle he's fired. As he's delivering, cats follow along behind draining the bottles. Meanwhile, Hank Horsefly follows them into town. He stings Dobbin, who crashes and breaks many bottles. They happen upon a horse race and accidentally enter; the horse is merely plodding along until it gets stung again. Porky wins the $10,000 race and drives home in a limo just in time. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1936 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

At the door of "MR. & MRS. D. ONNE AND FAMILY", Porky leaves three bottles of milk, saying "Mister, Missus, and family" as he sets them down, the last one having a quintuple baby nipple on it. This is a joke on the quintuplets born to a Canadian couple named Dionne who were in the news continually for years. 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

Lullaby of Broadway
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Porky collects the empty bottles and sends one up the drain pipe
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Depression-era Porky
29 July 2007 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I notice that the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons often made a point of portraying what was going on in the world when they were made. One example is Tex Avery's "Milk and Money". Porky Pig and his father own a farm, but their snakelike banker threatens to take it away from them if they don't pay. Of course, Porky has a few tricks up his sleeve...even if they happen by accident.

I suspect that they didn't intend for this cartoon to be a "Grapes of Wrath"-style lesson about the Great Depression, but it does sort of come out like that, what with the sinister banker trying to take their farm, as happened to so many people during those miserable years.

Overall, a worthwhile cartoon.


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