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The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950)

Daffy Duck pitches to J.L. Warner a starring role with himself in a ridiculously over the top swashbuckler film.

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Daffy tries to sell movie studio head J.L. his script for a swashbuckler set in Merry Olde England, a plot involving a maiden in distress, a scheming Chamberlain, an evil Grand Duke and a dashing masked hero (to be played by Daffy, of course). Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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4 March 1950 (USA)  »

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Daffy Duck in 'The Scarlet Pumpernickel'  »

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Trivia

The ending scene, in which Daffy shoots himself in the head, has been edited out of syndication... it simply cuts from the last frame (involving the expensive food) to Daffy laying down on the floor where he says, "It's getting so you have to kill yourself to sell a story around here." Other versions show a frame of the outside of J.L.'s office when Daffy pulls the trigger (the audience never sees the gun or the actual shooting). See more »

Goofs

When Daffy is reading the script to J.L., his position changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daffy Duck: You're killing me! I'm being murdered! I can't stand this torture anymore! I'm dying, you're killing me! I'm telling you, J.L., you're typecasting me to death - comedy, always comedy. Ha ha, woo-hoo, woo-hoo, yuk yuk! Honest, J.L., you just gotta give me a dramatic part.
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Connections

Featured in The Bugs Bunny Show: Episode #1.20 (1961) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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pretty good
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Daffy Duck goes to Jack Warner to pitch his take on "The Scarlet Pimpernickel" in another good looney Tunes short. This kinda broke away with the formulaic nature of the other Tunes shorts of the period. And as such it's able to stand out from the pack a bit more and it's better for it. This short is delightful.Furthermore, The ending is intact unlike what you'll see in the TV versions. So the cartoon goes out with more of a bang for your buck hehehe. This cartoon is on Disk 2 of the "Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 1". It also has an optional commentary, as well as a music-only track.

My Grade: B+


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