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Gold Rush Daze is a 1939 Merrie Melodies short directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.


A hound dog drives to the hills to dig for gold. However, a gas station hound explains that, in 1849, there was a major gold rush in the hills at the first sight of gold, and he didn't have any success digging, mining, or panning any gold. When a horseman reports a sign of gold, the station hound trades his gas station for the other hound's car and equipment.


  • This short entered the public domain in 1968, when the United Artists, a successor to the Associated Artists Productions for pre-1948 titles, did not renew the copyright in time.
  • This short has been restored, but only two clips have been released.