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The Trial of Donald Duck (1948)

Donald is caught in the rain while eating his lunch. He ducks into a restaurant for a cup of coffee, but Chez Pierre is a very ritzy place, and by the time all is said and done, he's facing... See full summary »

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Donald is caught in the rain while eating his lunch. He ducks into a restaurant for a cup of coffee, but Chez Pierre is a very ritzy place, and by the time all is said and done, he's facing a bill for $35.99, and he only got a drop of coffee, and he only has a nickel. Pierre takes him to court, where this story is told, and is ordered to pay $10 or wash dishes for ten days. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Donald vor Gericht  »

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The bill adds up to $33.99, not $35.99. For that matter, the tax rate is over 30%, but then, the waiter is evil. See more »

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[Donald, having been found guilty, is serving his sentence in the restaurant, washing dishes for ten days. Most of the dishes, however, get smashed by Donald]
Pierre: [pleadingly] Please, I forgive you, but don't wash any more dishes. I'll pay you. I'll... I'll feed you! Anything!
[he sobs]
Donald Duck: You heard what the judge said: ten days.
Pierre: [shocked] Ten more days!
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Donald in a courtroom drama.
4 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is not a bad little cartoon where Donald goes on trial for refusing to pay an exorbitant bill at a French cafe, where he only got one drop of coffee. But, he ate his own lunch there and the waiter charged him for the service. The judge sentences Donald to labor work and is forced to wash the dishes at the cafe for 10 days. But, the waiter got more than he was bargained for.

There isn't much comedy or action in this cartoon, but it's a little entertaining seeing Donald argue with the waiter at the restaurant and go on trial. With a narrator telling the story, this cartoon almost resembles a courtroom drama.

Grade B-


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