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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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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daffy Duck in 'The Scarlet Pumpernickel' See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Funeral March
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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You're Killing Me J. L.!
23 February 2004 | by RikichiSee all my reviews

This cartoon starts out with Daffy Duck in J. L.'s (Jack L. Warner's) office pitching for a dramatic role. He's tired of having anvils drop on his head and never getting the girl. In his buildup of the proposed plot, he has J. L., and us, on the edge of our seats.

This is not your typical Looney Tunes fair. It's a roller coaster ride of slapstick comedy, cameos and that special brand of humor from writer Michael Maltese, all beautifully animated by one of the best crews ever assembled. It's a welcome departure from the formulaic series that the Warner Bros. cartoon factory from this era did so well, but the recipe from this one was to be tried out again with great success in later Daffy Duck shorts (Duck Dodgers, Stupor Duck).


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