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For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)

Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Pepe Le Pew / Perfume Shop Owner / Gendarme / Cat (voice)
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Storyline

A perfume shop owner disguises a black cat as a skunk in hopes of luring away Pepe, who has wandered in to sample the scents. The amorous Pepe pursues the cat, but the tables are turned when he winds up temporarily stripeless and odorless, and himself becomes the object of the cat's passionate attentions. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fransk visit See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Gendarme: Sacre cerise! Un pew! Le kitty que'l terriblay odeur!
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Alternate Versions

The TV version is heavily cut. All the footage between where the cat is trying to wash the white ink off her and where Pepe chases her upstairs is cut. It also deletes the line, "We die together!" from the climax. See more »

Connections

References Pépé le Moko (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Time Waits for No One
(uncredited)
Written by Cliff Friend and Charles Tobias
Sung with substitute lyrics by Pepé Le Pew
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For Scent-imental Reasons is the Oscar-winning Pepe Le Pew cartoon
8 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Like just about every Pepe Le Pew cartoon, there's a female cat who's mistaken for a skunk because of white paint that conveniently forms a straight line on the cat's back. As a result, Pepe falls madly in love with her while she is repelled and tries to escape with her running frantically and he just hopping along without a care in the world. That's the premise of the nearly whole series in a nutshell but this one has a twist at the end that makes For Scent-imental Reasons somewhat worthy of the Oscar it eventually won. In fact, I was pretty amused throughout most of the cartoon. And I always wonder how much of the French was real and how much of it was gibberish! Ah well, Say la vie!


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