Thursday, February 25, 2010
Title: Gold Rush Daze
Studio: Warner Brothers
BEN HARDAWAY & CAL DALTON
CARL W. STALLING
Series: Merrie Melodies
Running time (of viewed version): 7:11
Synopsis: A stuttering city slicker is looking for gold, and is told many a tale of the old gold rush by a '49er, who ends up with the urge yet again.
Comments: There is a morse code heart beat; I wonder what it actually says (or if it was just designed to sound real). A '49er must have been a rare sight by 1939, like someone today who remembers WWI going on. There is a joke about marking horses in a time limited spot that pre-dates metered parking; the idea of a policeman marking my car with an X makes me angry... The menu on Miners Cafe is unreadable. The cartoon has a real ugliness to it, with its movements-which-plod-when-they-aren't-way-too-fast to its comfort with a style of dog men I don't find visually appealing (the doctor dog and cook dog are interesting looking tho; apparently the fatter the dog, the better it works). The stitching together of the random mining gags doesn't exactly work, either.