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Porky's Road Race (1937)

It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie ... See full summary »

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Frank Tashlin (as Frank Tash)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Elvia Allman ... Greta Garbo / Elaine Barrie (voice) (uncredited)
Dave Barry ... Leslie Howard / Freddie Bartholomew / George Arliss / Edna May Oliver (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Hiccup (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Borax Karoff (voice) (uncredited)
Joe Dougherty Joe Dougherty ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... W.C. Fields (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

It's race day, and first prize is $2 million (less $1,999,998.37 in taxes). Porky's little car is matched against cars driven by stars of yesteryear, including Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin. When the black #13 driven by "Borax Karoff" makes a bid for the finish line, can Porky fend him off? Written by Jason A. Cormier

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1937 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first picture of almost one thousand projects that Mel Blanc ever gave his voice to. See more »

Crazy Credits

Before the credits, this disclaimer appears: "The people portrayed in this photoplay are phoney! All places portrayed are the bunk! The events portrayed are entirely fictional!" 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 1995, 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 »

Connections

Spoofs It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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At Your Service, Madame
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when W.C. Fields assists Edna May Oliver
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20 October 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Porky's Road Race (1937)

*** (out of 4)

This action-packed short has Porky Pig entering an auto race where the big winner will walk away with just under two dollars after taxes. The only problem is that he's going up against a wide range of stars including the dirty Borax Karoff.

PORKY'S ROAD RACE is certainly a short that will entertain film buffs as there are a number of spoofs of various Hollywood personalities. There's the Boris Karloff lead but we also get Charles Chaplin, Charles Laughton, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Freddie Bartholomew, George Arliss and several others. This film also has a historical importance as Mel Blanc lended his voice to the picture. All in all this is certainly a very fun short as there's pretty much action from the opening seconds to the very end. Porky Pig is in good form and there are some nice laughs as well.


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