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The Doughnuts (1963)

Homer is suddenly surrounded by growing stacks of doughnuts when the doughnut machine he is tending goes berserk-it won't shut off an the donuts keep coming and coming. Homer manages not ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward English

Writers:

Ralph C. Bluemke (additional dialogue), Robert McCloskey (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Michael Burnham Jr. Michael Burnham Jr. ... Homer
Robert Landsman Robert Landsman ... Mr. Gabby
James Warner James Warner ... Uncle Ulysses
Beth Sanford Beth Sanford ... The Lady
Eleanor Chapin Eleanor Chapin ... Aunt Aggy
Richard Forsyth Richard Forsyth ... The Sheriff
William Maeck William Maeck ... The Chauffeur
Cecilia Cavalier Cecilia Cavalier ... Homer's Mother
Owen Jordan Owen Jordan ... Narrator (voice)
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Homer is suddenly surrounded by growing stacks of doughnuts when the doughnut machine he is tending goes berserk-it won't shut off an the donuts keep coming and coming. Homer manages not only to solve the dilemma but he also emerges as a hero.A live action comedy and that thrills children of all ages.

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Family | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Weston Woods Studios See more »
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Color
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Mmm...Doughnuts!
2 March 2005 | by ClownbirdSee all my reviews

What a great film! Whenever it rained during recess when I was in elementary school, the teachers would dutifully pull out the projector and show this film, The Red Balloon, or Paddle to the Sea. They should be available on DVD in a Rainy Day at Parkway Elementary School box set. Just for me. All three are great childhood films.

I'm surprised "The Doughnuts" is from 1963. I would have pegged it as from the late 1940s or 50s...but then I haven't seen it in 25 years. I only learned the title of it when I happened across an old Scholastic book by Robert McCloskey in which it appears ("Homer Price") - it's merely a chapter of the book where Homer visits his uncle and left in charge of his diner...and a doughnut machine goes haywire.

Does anyone know why this film was made? 1963 seems kind of late for theatrical live- action shorts/featurettes. Wonder if this was produced as a TV pilot and then just sold as a short film...?


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