Gold Rush Daze

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Gold Rush Daze
Merrie Melodies series
Directed by Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Story by Melvin Millar
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Gil Turner
Distributed by Warner Bros., The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) February 25, 1939
Running time 7:11
Language English

Gold Rush Daze is a 1938 Merrie Melodies cartoon released on February 25, 1939.


A prospector drives to the hills to dig for gold. A local gas station attendant goes on to explain that the prospector is wasting his time: since 1849, he had been chasing gold strikes around the world and never achieving success. The film shows the attendant's various stops including the California Gold Rush, the Comstock Lode, and various other short appearances that never (literally) pan out. Yet as the attendant finishes his story, a passerby spreads the news that there has indeed been gold found in the hills, to which the attendant steals the prospector's car to get back in on the gold rush and hands the prospector the gas station.

Included in the film is a short, farcical musical number, “My Sweetheart Needs Gold for Her Teeth."

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