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Window Cleaners (1940)

Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald... See full summary »

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Jack King (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Lee Millar Lee Millar ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald makes the mistake of tormenting a bee. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Window Washer See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first 1940 Donald Duck cartoon to feature Spike the Bee who's a rival of Donald Duck. When Donald Duck teased him, he would get his revenge by attempting to sting Donald Ducks tail feathers which he finally did at the end. Spike the Bee would be in later Donald Duck Cartoons such as "Inferior Decorator" 1948, "Honey Harvester" 1949, "Slide, Donald, Slide", 1949. "Bee at the Beach" 1950 and "Let's Stick Together" 1952 always attempting to sting Donald Ducks tail feathers which Spike the Bee does in the end. See more »

Goofs

While Donald Duck is hoisted up on a platform singing, the person with the garden shears clips Donalds hat and his tail feathers exposing his tail. In the next shot Donald Ducks tail feathers appear as though they have never been cut. See more »

Quotes

Donald Duck: How am I doing? Heh, heh.
[Donald Duck dries the window with his rag and shapes the window to look like he's wearing a uniform. He wipes the rest of the water off and hums his song and lowers the empty bucket to get the bucket of water but can't hook it on]
Donald Duck: Yoo hoo! Pluto! Come on, wake up. You lazy mutt. Wake up!
[Donald Duck tries to lift Pluto the Dog on his feet but falls down]
Donald Duck: Hey! Wake up! You dumb for nothing mutt. You old sleepyhead. Sleeping all the time. It's provoking! Very ...
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Donald, Pluto and the bee have a high-rise adventure...
30 March 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Donald is window washing on a high-rise scaffold while his co-worker PLUTO is snoozing instead of passing up a bucket of water. Donald makes a hilariously vain attempt to waken the sleeping dog but nothing works. When Pluto does wake up, he sends the wrong bucket and Donald throws what he supposes is a pail of water against the window but is really a pail full of bolts.

More misadventures follow when he plays a prank on a busy bee enjoying himself on a flowerpot--"Buzz-Buzz" again--and the bee finds ways of getting even when Donald sprinkles him with water. One of the bee's prank has Donald walking dangerously along a flag pole but managing to hold his footing--sort of borrowing from a Harold Lloyd comedy.

He and the bee go through some strenuous routines (all of which were done better in some of the other "B" movies), but by the story's end the bee is too exhausted to put his stinger into Donald.

Amusing and must have been a welcome addition to double features back in the good old days.


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