The Old Army Game is a theatrical cartoon directed by Jack King. Carl Barks and Jack Hannah wrote the story, while the music was composed by Paul J. Smith. The film features Donald Duck and Peg-Leg Pete, as the latter chases the former, an AWOL United States Army Private.
Donald Duck, still a Private in the United States Army, arrives back to Mallard Air Field Training Base after a night out in town, only to be confronted by the angered Air Sergeant Pete, who chases him through the camp.
- Donald's rank, as of this short, is stated by Pete to be that of Private.
- Some frames show both Donald and Pete with blue irises.
- It is implied that both Donald and Pete are able to run faster than 35 miles per hour.
- The Old Army Game is the fifth in a series of shorts to follow Donald through his adventures in the Armed Forces. It was preceded by Donald Gets Drafted, The Vanishing Private, Sky Trooper, and Fall Out, Fall In and was followed by Commando Duck.