Songs from Movies

Porky's Preview (1941)

The audience enters Porky's movie theater, with a collection of quick gags: A firefly acting as usher, a kangaroo taking tickets and putting the stubs in her pouch, a chicken buying child tickets for her eggs. A skunk tries to buy a ticket, costing a nickel, but he only has one scent. He looks for a way to sneak in. Meanwhile, Porky introduces the show: a collection of cartoons, drawn as stick figures. At the end, the audience is all gone because the skunk managed to sneak in. Porky's cartoons include: Circus Parade, Choo-Choo Train, Soldiers (Marchin), Horse Race, and Dances (hula, Mexican hat, and ballet). All accompanied by a self-parody musical score.

The movie Porky's Preview, released in 1941, features 13 songs from artists like the Al Jolson caricature. What is your favorite song from Porky's Preview?


Songs from Porky's Preview

La Cucaracha
The Teddy Bears' Picnic
California, Here I Come
The Old Grey Mare
You Oughta Be in Pictures
Aloha Oe
The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
The Latin Quarter
Parade of the Animals
September in the Rain
the Al Jolson caricature