Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938)

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Daffy Duck in Hollywood is a 1938 animated short film from the Merry Melodies series. It is a good, but not great entry.

Daffy Duck goes to Hollywood to become an actor and he screws with the director and makes his own very crazy movie. Now he is excellent here per usual as he is once again unhinged and I loved how he made fun of everyone and got them all frustrated. I also really liked the director who is a parody of Josef von Sternberg. The ending where he loses it is fun.

However, I’ve had a problem with the story in this film. It’s just not as strong as its title would clearly suggest. We get again a Katharine Hepburn impersonation and that is unfortunate and the movie that Daffy made is mostly hazily put together and that is the hook. I expected a funnier film honestly. But it does contain one great segment and that is the one in which a fat lady wins a beauty pageant. That was hilarious.

Daffy Duck in Hollywood is certainly funny with a couple of amazing scenes, but it isn’t as hilarious as the title would suggest.

My Rating – 4.1

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