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Deduce, You Say (1956)

Daffy Duck is a detective who is hunting for the Shropshire Slasher.

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... Dorlock Homes / Watkins / Shropshire Slasher / Telegram Boy / Alfie / Bartender (voice)
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Daffy Duck is "Dorlock Homes", and Porky Pig is "Watkins". The intrepid duo are sleuthing in Victorian London in hopes of finding and apprehending the Shorepshire Slasher. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Dorlock Holmes und Mister Watkins  »

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Dorlock Holmes: Watkins, in a moment there'll be a knock at the door heralding the start of the case of the Shropshire Slasher. Answer it. My pants are caught in a nail.
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Referenced in The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (1985) See more »

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In an 18th-Century Drawing Room
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Music by Raymond Scott
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An awkward, angular cartoon which is saved by a great script
18 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Chuck Jones's 'Deduce, You Say' is one of the least celebrated of his genre spoofs in which he cast Porky and Daffy in well known roles. Although it is an enjoyable cartoon, 'Deduce, You Say' is undoubtedly inferior to instant classics such as 'Robin Hood Daffy', 'Duck Dodgers in the 24th ½ Century' and 'Dripalong Daffy'. Although it boasts a magnificent script from Michael Maltese, Jones has opted for an angular, stylised look which doesn't quite work. The premise of having Daffy and Porky fill in for Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson ought to be comedy gold but the odd look of 'Deduce You Say' is detrimental. Also, Maltese's otherwise fantastic script suddenly flags when the main villain, the Shropshire Strangler, shows up. It suddenly goes from razor wit to predictable antics, only regaining its footing with the smart climactic quip. Despite its flaws, 'Deduce, You Say' is a fun piece which is significantly dwarfed by the solid gold classics it aspires to emulate.


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