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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:

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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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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

References The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
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The Scarlet Pumpernickel is an amusing parody of swashbucklers and studio pitches
5 January 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In this one, Daffy plays himself as an actor tired of comedy roles so he pitches J.L. a script called "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" by Daffy Dumas Duck. The duck's the title character hoping to rescue the fair Melissa from the evil Porky Pig. The pig tries to get Sylvester to marry her to keep her from Daffy. Also involved is Elmer (done for the first time by Mel Blanc instead of Arthur Q. Bryan) and the Mama Bear from Chuck Jones' Three Bears cartoons. Nice humorous touches throughout with Daffy, especially, in fine form. I noticed Sylvester doesn't have any whiskers here. Essential viewing for any Jones fan or anyone who loves animated spoofs of old movies.


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