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Get Rich Quick Porky (1937)

Porky gets talked into investing his savings into a phony oil field by a slick con man.


Robert Clampett


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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Earle Hodgins ... Oil Land Hustler (voice) (uncredited)
Cal Howard Cal Howard ... Gabby Goat (voice) (uncredited)


Porky and Gabby are about to deposit their savings in the bank when a shyster sells them a lot that's full of oil because he planted it there. Meanwhile, a dog trying to bury a bone has lots more luck finding oil than Porky and Gabby until the shyster shuts off the oil-filled sprinklers. Meanwhile, Gabby hits oil for real. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

28 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Oily Bird Gets Porky See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Months before "The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" became the Looney Tunes theme song, the score for "Get Rich Quick Porky" quotes "Merry-Go-Round" the first time Gabby tries to use the jackhammer. This was the first time "Merry-Go-Round" was used in a Looney Tunes cartoon, having previously been used in Merrie Melodies' Sweet Sioux (1937). See more »

Alternate Versions

This cartoon was colorized in 1968 by having every other frame traced over onto a cel. Each redrawn cel was painted in color and then photographed over a colored reproduction of each original background. Needless to say, the animation quality dropped considerably from the original version with this method. The cartoon was colorized again in 1992, this time with a computer adding color to a new print of the original black and white cartoon. This preserved the quality of the original animation. See more »


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5 August 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

As I understand it, Gabby the Goat appeared in only three or four short cartoons in the late '30s, before they discontinued him, considering him a less than likable character. Bob Clampett's "Get Rich Quick Porky" is one of the cartoons showcasing Gabby. This one has Porky Pig and Gabby buying a phony oil field.

It was really in the early '40s when Clampett's work took shape. A few of his cartoons in the '30s showed off his penchant for the surreal (namely "Porky in Wackyland"), but his WWII-era work truly demonstrated the qualities most associated with his animation. I guess that the reason that this cartoon makes so much sense nowadays is the theme of oil: look at how much of US policy centers on that stuff.

Anyway, this one's worth seeing maybe once.

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