7.4/10
1,276
19 user 3 critic

For Scent-imental Reasons (1949)

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

Director:

(as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

(story)

Star:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Won 1 Oscar. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The Coyote is chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Tweetie Pie (1947)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow, warming himself by a cigar butt. Thomas's mistress rescues the little yellow bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn't give up.

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Rocket-riding Bugs runs into Marvin Martian whom is about to destroy the Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bugs is tricked into being the first rabbit shot into space. When he lands on the moon he finds Commander X-2 (later known as Marvin Martian) set to blow up planet Earth.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Animation | Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Those crazy mice Hubie & Bertie are at it again with Claude. This time the mice see that Claude is seriously ill, so they give him an operation.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In this spoof of Alcoholics Anonymous, pussy cats are cast as bird-eating addicts and go through the 12-step process to deal with their addiction. Sylvester, who could never quite get the ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's. Unfortunately, the gambling ring has bet everything on the rabbit, and Bugs now looks like a tortoise.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Michael Maltese, Tedd Pierce
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sheepdog thwarts the efforts of a thieving wolf whose tricks include altering the time clock, hiding in a bush, imitating Pan, digging a tunnel, unleashing a wildcat and disguising himself as the dog's coworker.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Daffy haplessly attempts to prove to the jocularly doubtful Friar Tuck Porky that he is actually Robin Hood.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Elmer Fudd expects to find "west and wewaxation" during his visit to Jellostone National Park, but he sets up camp in Bugs' backyard, and the rabbit (and a neighboring bear) definitely don't have leisure in mind.

Director: Robert Clampett
Stars: Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The bears tempt Goldilocks with carrot soup, the scent of which brings Bugs on the scene. Bugs romances Mama bear and she becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Billy Bletcher
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fransk visit  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Pepe Le Pew: What is this? Oh, but of course. This little one wish to commit suicide to prove her love for me. What a sweet gesture. Nevertheless, I must prevent it.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Two Scent's Worth (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Every Day I Love You (Just a Little Bit More)
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Played during the opening credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Not the best, but one of the first and an Oscar winner
16 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

When a French perfume shop owner opens up one morning he finds Pepe Le Pew using the perfumes in his store. He runs to the police, but they are unable and unwilling to help him. Desperate, he paints his cat like a skunk in order to distract Pepe and get him out of the store.

Looking back now it is often difficult to watch these cartoons in the order they were made. For this reason it is often difficult to know which came first and which were just copies of more original cartoons. However, this short is famous as it was one of the first Pepe Le Pew cartoons and it won him an Oscar in 1950. For this reason it is one of my favourite Pepe shorts. It may not be the best but the others just kept repeating this one gag until it killed it.

The plot is the usual deal but it has some nice touches at the start and end that make it different enough to be amusing. It is unfair to really look back on this short with the knowledge that Pepe just kept doing the same stuff over and over, I don't really like him for this reason, but this short is still good and helped me get over the repeating issues.

Overall this is an enjoyable short that is better than it comes across if you try and remember that this was fresh when it was made, as opposed to his other films that generally retread this gag. Not sure it deserved to be called an Oscar winner but it was funny and the fresh quality of the film has managed to shine through despite the numerous repeats.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed