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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

Pepe Le Pew: Un smelle vous finay.
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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 »


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The first, of many clones.
23 October 2004 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

I'll be totally honest. I was never a big fan of Pepe Le Pew. Every one of his cartoons is the same. For some silly reason a cat will end up a white stripe on it's back and Pepe, a smelly skunk, falls in love with her. His foul scent is so strong that when he grabs her and unleashes an endless barrage of kisses, she can only become like butter in his arms with a dazed look on her face. Occasionally she will try to escape and Pepe will fob it off with something like 'You are play-eeng hard-to-geet'. Blah, blah, blah, they are all the same.

Grant, this one was the first and it won an Oscar. But that was probably the reason they made so many more. This one does have a funny twist at the end when Pepe's love falls into a barrel of water and emerges like crack-addicted rat and the tables are turned. But it's still not really THAT funny. Pepe was only ever a supporting character and never strong enough to carry a whole cartoon.

He IS very cute though.


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