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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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dicke Luft See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,285, 16 February 1998

Gross USA:

$14,753

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,753
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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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Did You Know?

Quotes

Pepe Le Pew: I am ze locksmith of love, no?
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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 »

Connections

Followed by Past Perfumance (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Magic
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
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User Reviews

Formed a cartoon legend!
23 February 2002 | by tweiss1981See all my reviews

This was the cartoon that formed Pepe Le Pew as we know and love him. It was this cartoon that Chuck Jones found the correct formula to make Pepe a true winner.

Earlier, producer Eddie Seltzer thought that no one would believe that a French-speaking skunk was funny. Jones and Seltzer really battled on that. But when this cartoon won an Academy Award in 1949, he was proven wrong, and stepped up to receive the award anyway!

According to Chuck, Pepe, like Bugs Bunny, is one of his aspirations. He held a place in Chuck Jones' heart. He claimed that he never had much luck with 'les femmes' when in school, and Pepe is a character with so much security in his own sexuality that he contained much will power. So Pepe's a very personal character to Mr. Jones.

In the past, the humorous 'talking-through-the-glass' scene was cut due to the suicide reference. However-Pepe: I meesed...fortunately for you!"

His name was a spoof of Charles Boyer's character in the French film Algiers, a character named Pepe Le Moko.

A truly great for the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes collection.

BTW: I am saddened by the fact that Mr. Charles M. Jones, the last of the original Looney Tunes directors and creator of such a great Looney Tune, passed away just recently.

*sniff* Goodbye, Chuck Jones... >_<


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