A Good Time for a Dime

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A Good Time for a Dime
A good time for a dime poster.jpg
Film Poster
Directed byDick Lundy
Produced byWalt Disney
StarringElvia Allman
Pinto Colvig
Walt Disney
Clarence Nash
Music byLeigh Harline
Animation byJ.C. Melendez
Ted Bonnicksen
Bob Carlson
Walt Clinton
John Elliotte
Jack Gayek
Art Fitzpatrick
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
May 9, 1941 (1941-05-09)
Running time
7 minutes 37 seconds
CountryUnited States

A Good Time for a Dime is a 1941 Disney short film in which Donald Duck watches a risquée Daisy perform a parody the Dance of the seven veils in a Mutoscope at a penny arcade nickelodeon peep show. Donald also struggles with a crane drop machine and a miniature airplane ride.


Inside a penny arcade, Donald inserts a coin to play a Mutoscope entitled "Dance of the Seven Veils". The pictures show dances of a Daisy Duck looking dancer until Donald's viewing is rudely interrupted by a black out. Next Donald tries out a crane machine to win a camera, but he finishes empty handed. Then Donald goes on a coin-operated airplane ride, but his ride is very short. When he tries to get another ride for free, the plane goes out of control, Donald nearly getting caught in the airplane propellers and becoming airsick. With that, Donald leaves the arcade.

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