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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.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Porky Pig / Sylvester / Highwayman / J.L. / Elmer Fudd (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Daffy Duck's full name is listed on the script as "Daffy Dumas Duck." "Dumas" is the surname of two authors (Alexandre Dumas, Pere, and Alexandre Dumas, Fils) of nineteenth century novels used as the bases for swashbuckling films, so this may merely be a reference to the father and son, and not Daffy's actual middle name. 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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Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
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Music by R. Melish
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WB Take on Classic Tale of Romance
30 December 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Daffy is tired of being cast in comedy roles. He writes a script where he will appear as the Scarlet Pumpernickel, a highwayman who gets what he wants. In this case, it is the hand of a princess (whose father is a pig and who is, herself a duck). Don't ask. Anyway, on her way to marry Sylvester who is a viscount, Daffy/Pumpernickel absconds with her. No wedding takes place. Then it is up to Daffy to keep what is his. Very crisp animation of Chuck Jones makes this work. Even though he is playing a serious role, Daffy continues to be Daffy. His script appears to be several thousand pages long. I've seen this so many times. It is somewhat endearing.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daffy Duck in 'The Scarlet Pumpernickel' 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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