Tuesday 11 August 2015

M Is For the Million Laughs Tex Gave Me

“Lucky Ducky” features the great “Technicolor Ends Here” gag, but Tex and writer Rich Hogan fit in a bunch of quick gags during the extended chase scene.

Here’s one. The duck’s on the run through a pair of trees.

The dogs are in pursuit (in their motorboat on dry land).

The big tree protects the little tree, as Scott Bradley plays “Mother” on the soundtrack.

Tex liked surprising his audience from beginning to ending of his pictures. Unfortunately, re-issue prints of “Lucky Ducky” have the original ending chopped off. Film collector and researcher Jim Tucker came across an original print and reported his findings to fellow historian Jerry Beck. Read about it HERE.

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