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Gold Rush Daze (1939)

A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down... See full summary »

Directors:

Cal Dalton, Ben Hardaway

Writer:

Melvin Millar (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Cop / Seabiscuit (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down at a card game; he dashes off as soon as someone shouts "they found gold in the hills" but others stake claims before he can. He ends up chopping off a cliff, falling down, and landing in the hospital. The doctor gives him news of another gold strike and he rushes out to begin panning. After some more mining gags and a song, we see a montage of more failed gold strikes. Back to the present day, where the storyteller claims to have sworn off gold, until a rider passes through with news of another strike, when he trades the station for the car and sets out after the gold. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Se on nyt piirrettyjä 3 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Ride, Tenderfoot, Ride
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when the car is tearing down the road at the beginning and at the end
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Alright, but poorly animated
25 November 2017 | by nodogthebestSee all my reviews

Gold Rush Daze is a cartoon directed by the duo of Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton. We go back to the time period of San Francisco's gold rush in 1849, via a flashback. Rather early on in the short, there's a person who wants to scam the protagonist with a card game. A rather weird moment, because this scene contributes practically nothing to the plot. The rest of the short has the protagonist frantically searching for gold. There's also a song that just seems to serve as an obligatory musical number.

Although the short can seem to be a bit slow at times, the pacing can be rather energetic. The jokes are decent, and there are a few funny moments in here, although some of them fall flat on their back. Other than those flaws, I felt that the animation felt extremely stiff and lifeless at times. Lumped with all the stiff scenes, are a few decent scenes, but the bad animation outweighs the good.

Overall, Gold Rush Daze is an odd cartoon. It's interesting to watch, at least.


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