Oil's Well (film)
|Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series|
|Directed by||Walter Lantz|
|Produced by||Walter Lantz|
|Music by||Bert Fiske|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||September 16, 1929|
|Color process||Black and white|
|Preceded by||Race Riot|
|Followed by||Permanent Wave|
Oil's Well is a short animated film starring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and produced by Walter Lantz Productions. It is the 2nd Lantz Oswald film and the 54th in the entire series.
Oswald and a lady cat named Kitty are canoeing in a river. While the rabbit rows, Kitty plays a guitar and dances. One day, their ride is roughen by rocks protruding from the water, resulting Oswald to lose his oar, and Kitty to lose her guitar. They are, however, able to make it safely to shore. Oswald then converts their boat into a car where they begin moving by road.
After such a trip, Oswald takes Kitty home which is a tall condo building. Before Kitty goes inside, Oswald asks Kitty if they should be married to each other as well as having a dozen children. Kitty considers this a possibility and agrees with Oswald.
It then turns out that Kitty also has a romantic relationship with a bloodhound who comes out of the condo. The bloodhound angrily kicks Oswald away and takes Kitty inside, much to the rabbit's surprise.
Still willing to pursue his dreams with Kitty, Oswald elevates the carriage of his car above its chassis. He then moves the car to a condo window of a certain floor and attempts to serenade Kitty with a trombone. Oswald's musical play prevails as Kitty shows up from the window. Suddenly, Kitty is pulled back by the bloodhound who appears and attempts to punch him away. In response to this, Oswald pushes the grumpy dog back and picks up Kitty using the slide of his instrument. Oswald and the cat then make a getaway in the car.
Hating to lose Kitty, the bloodhound ties a rope around his waist and suspense himself under a passing eagle. He carries a rifle and goes forth to chase and shoot Oswald.
Oswald and Kitty are still in their the car with the carriage still elevated several feet above the ground. The bloodhound opens fire, and Oswald tries to cover himself using the trombone. One of the bloodhound's bullets, however, damages a vital part in his vehicle, causing it to come down and halt.
As Oswald attempts to run on foot, the bloodhound jumps down and prompts him to stop. The bloodhound then puts a tombstone, designated for Oswald, on the ground, and forces the rabbit to dig a grave. Oswald reluctantly picks up a shovel and digs. To their surprise, a fountain of oil started shooting upward from where Oswald was digging. In this, Oswald and the bloodhound gave up their rivalry and became good friends. They and the cat became rich and happy.