Swenson, the local town baker, is in danger of going out of business. He has very little to offer a man who has arrived in his store, who wants nothing more than bread and crumbs. The baker offers him his last doughnut. The beggar says that the baker will be rewarded for his act of kindness.
In a thought-provoking (and hilarious) "twist," the blind man gathers a group of little baker men that he uses in order to help the baker. He returns during the night with the bakers, who make all kinds of goods in a Rube Goldberg gag-like way. The bakery is soon flooded with all sorts of people looking to buy baked goods, and in the end, the Baker becomes rich.
- LaserDisc - The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 4, Side 8 (unrestored)
- DVD - Brother Orchid (USA 1995 Turner print)
- This is the final cartoon to be directed by Hardaway and Dalton as Friz Freleng returned in 1939. As a result, Hardaway was demoted back to storyman. He left after being demoted and joined Walter Lantz.
- Cal Dalton worked as an animator until 1947 after demotion when Freleng returned.
- This cartoon is the latest released cartoon to be reissued in the 1945 season. What is more, this is the only 1940 Merrie Melody short to be reissued with the MCMXXXX copyright instead of MCMXL.
- This cartoon is to restore and remaster.
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