Donald Duck becomes a suspect in a whodunit of his own imagination.

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Jack Kinney

Writers:

Virgil Partch (story), Dick Shaw (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Salesman, / J. Harold King / Dopey Davis (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Det. Hennessey (voice) (uncredited)
Mary Lenahan Mary Lenahan ... Colleen (voice) (uncredited)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Donald Duck (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Thompson Bill Thompson ... Clark (voice) (uncredited)
Doodles Weaver ... Radio Play Characters (uncredited)
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Storyline

Donald has an unpleasant evening when a mysterious book salesman comes to his door then disappears leaving Donald with a collection of whodunnit novels. He reads one and gets so fully involved in it that it appears that the characters are actually coming out of the book and into his living room getting him involved in the murder caper. Finally the author of the book, J. Harold King, steps forth and claims Donald innocent. The characters return to the novel from whence they came leaving Donald wondering if it was really just his "imagination". Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Donald und das mysteriöse Buch See more »

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several of the characters' names are spoofs on the names of Disney staff members. H.U. Hennesy is a spoof on Disney artist Hugh Hennesy, J. Harold King probably refers to director Jack King, and Leslie J. Clark is a play on the name of another Disney artist, Les Clark. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Radio Voice: Relax, just relax. Let your imagination go. Now turn out the light. Ah, there, that's better. My story begins: a woman speaks.
[a woman screams]
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Crazy Credits

The main title has the word "Goose" crossed out and "Duck" written in. See more »

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Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »

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One of the all-time great Donald Duck cartoons
27 June 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

As a child I found Duck Pimples fascinating, as a young adult I still do as well as lots of fun. Donald is different somewhat to the persona we usually see him with, usually he is easily frustrated and temperamental, here he is more passive and more of a punch-bag I suppose for the detective. This is an example of Disney doing something atypical, breaking the mold as you will, and doing it extremely well. Besides I do like this side to Donald, even I am more used to the temperamental side. The other characters formulating Duck Pimples right from the slinky woman to the Irish cop are stereotypical, but used to great value comedically, so what could've been an issue wasn't. Duck Pimples also has an interesting story, rapid pacing and a lot of goofy details that has a feel to the very best of Looney Tunes, but used to very imaginative effect here. The gags come by thick and fast, and often hilarious even if silly in tone in how Donald is accused of all these crimes. The animation is colourful and crisp, the music is energetic and the voice work is great from Clarence Nash and Billy Bletcher. In a nutshell, an awesome cartoon and one of Donald's best. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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