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Draftee Daffy (1945)

Daffy Duck is desperate to elude the draft board respresentative bearing his conscription order.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Lou Lilly (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / The Little Man from the Draft Board (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Daffy's flag-waving patriotic fervor is stopped cold when he gets an unexpected visit from the little man from the Draft Board. The duck's frenzied attempts to escape from or eliminate his egg-headed nemesis culminate in a rocket ride which, instead of taking him to the heavens, sends him to the other place. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El reclutamiento See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The "Little Man From the Draft Board" was based upon the famous radio character of Mr. Peavey, a supporting character on "The Great Gildersleeve" played by 'Richard LeGrand (I)'. His famous catchphrase was, "I wouldn't say that." See more »

Goofs

When he realizes the "little man from the draft board" is inside the closet with him, Daffy does a double double-take. See more »

Quotes

Daffy Duck: [singing] From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli / Hear those bells of freedom ringing - Oh, no, it's just the phone for me.
[answers telephone]
Daffy Duck: Hello? Yes, this is Daffy Duck. You say you have a letter for me from the President? You'll bring it right over? Oh, you're the little man from the draft board. Gee, thanks.
[resumes singing]
Daffy Duck: Oh, the little man from the draft board is coming to see me. Oh, the... d-d-d-d-d - The man from the draft board? Oh ho-ho! Yipe!
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Soundtracks

The Red, White and Blue
(uncredited)
aka "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean"
Traditional
Music by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
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Daffy the Patriot..!! Oh well now..I wouldn't. say that.
17 March 2011 | by Steve CarrasSee all my reviews

What can I day about this that hasn't been said by those above. After "Daffy the Commando", to "Scrap Happy Daffy" (or was that after this one?) Daffy as DRAFT DODGER? Even Daffy wouldn't.. but in (unlike much later and to the day) a very funny fashion he constantly and outrageously runs right into that little man kindly serving him ye ole draft notice, and who looks like Elmer Fudd (though his character's borrowed from a radio comic character of the day, Peavy the Druggist on the "Great Gildersleeze", right down to the "Oh well, now, I wouldn't say that!" shtick.), and does the "Tex Avery/Droopy" bit that itself is equally hard to get away from.

But this is a riot, yet if a later Vietnam or today Sept. the 11th counterpart were done with Daffy, dodging the draft..NO WAY would Daffy be this symphatetic (though I disagree that W.C.Fields "took a back seat" to ANYBODY.)

(To the tune of "Marine's Hymm"-aka "From the Halls of Montezuma") "Oh-oh, the lit-tle man from the dra-aft board/ Is comin' to see me"..then realizes what he's just singing about.


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