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Robin wrote at 2006-11-14 02:15:37
I am looking for the same movie.  We watched it in school sometimes and I recall the donut machine broke when a diamond ring fell in and they needed to find it.  I always felt like it was a Disney movie.

Laura wrote at 2006-12-24 17:17:15
The Doughnuts

We watched it  when I was in Grade school too...every year!

Charlie R wrote at 2007-03-20 22:33:57
If it helps, I believe this film was of British origin.  I remember the machine wouldn't stop making donuts, it was simply mad.  I saw it in 1971 here in Brevard County, FL.

ambermalt wrote at 2007-08-06 03:11:37
I remember this film too.  I remember my elementary teacher bringing in a huge wheel of film and we watched it in class.

I wish i could see that again.

Does anyone remember the Red Ballon?

I found this one in the library.  Made around the same time.

Michael wrote at 2007-08-18 14:25:11
I believe the movie you are looking for is called "The Doughnuts" from 1963.  The Internet Movie Datbase has an entry for this film, including a synopsis that is sure to jog some childhood memories.

hjm9265 wrote at 2007-10-11 20:05:36
The movie is called "The Doughnut Machine" from 1963, or it was done again in 1977 in color and was called "Homer & The wacky Doughnut Machine". This was my favorite movie as a child. I watched it the first time when I lived in Bermuda in 1970. Good luck finding it.

discomatador wrote at 2008-07-15 14:01:12
I was just googling this.  Its called "The Donuts"

1963 28 minutes and was played to classrooms. I saw it here in Toronto in Grade 4 and Grade 5.

There's also what sounds to be a remake? 1977 ABCTV after school special called "Homer and the Donut Machine / or the Donuts"

Phil Hoffmann wrote at 2008-10-24 23:40:28
Hi Kathie,

I also remember watching the same bw movie in elementary school.  I've often wondered how to get a copy of that movie.  I alos remember the doughnut machine breaking and the doughnut maker not able to turn off the machine.  The doughnuts just kept coming and coming.  It seems to have made an impact on several people.  I cannot remember the name of the movie either.

Scott wrote at 2009-03-21 01:31:15
The movie was called "The Doughnuts" (1963). I remember watching this movie many times in elementary school. A rich woman also loses a bracelet in the doughnut batter and the machine won't stop making doughnuts.

lovemykaylagirl wrote at 2009-10-21 23:55:46
My friend and I are also interested in finding this and some other "rainy day in the cafeteria" movies we saw in grade school in the 70's.  I think these are difficult to find due to fact that they, I think, are foreign films. (the weirdest ones seemed to be foreign).

Run2Eat wrote at 2010-09-17 01:21:23
The story of Homer Price and the out-of-control donut machine is in the book "Homer Price" by Robert McCloskey. The story was made into a movie called "The Doughnuts" in 1963. I watched it, too! :) A VHS video containing this story and The Cosmic Comic is listed for sale on Amazon.

Suzy Martin wrote at 2010-11-13 07:16:15
Been looking for this movie forever...I watched it at Audubon Elementary in Brevard County Florida during the seventies. I remember Fridays before school got out we could buy bags of popcorn for a quarter, and we watched some Jim. Cricket Disney films in PE with Coach Finney..something like like I'm gonna live to be a hundred and three. Good Times!

parkay wrote at 2011-07-29 00:03:24
The 1963 short movie "The Donuts" is on YouTube, in 3 parts, at page

JMcK wrote at 2015-09-20 14:54:01
OMG YES!!!  I remember this movie.  When I was in elementary school (60's-70s) we had a "Hot Dog Day" at school for lunch. And we would all go to the gym to watch a movie. This was one of the movies.  And another was of a kid he has a dream he flies a plane to the moon or something. Wish I could remember that one.  

Nic wrote at 2017-02-05 02:14:00
It's called The Doughnuts a 30 minute movie from 1963. It is available on YouTube. I think Homer Price is in it.  

Joyce wrote at 2017-02-24 08:36:59
I woke up with that movie on my mind I would love to share it with my grandchildren and it was on a reel

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I can answer questions on movies from the 40s through the 60s. Information about the stars, and movies made in those years, and many made before that time. I have seen many silents and the first sound movies. I was a total movie buff from 1943 to 1965.


I literally spent my growing up years in movie theaters.
I think I saw every musical made, and many dramas, comedies etc.
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