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His Bitter Half (1950)

Daffy Duck marries for money, but the bossy wife and her raucous, trouble-making little son soon have him filing for divorce.

Director:

Friz Freleng (as I. Freleng)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Daffy Duck / Wentworth Duck (voice)
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Storyline

Daffy Duck marries for money, but the bossy wife and her raucous, trouble-making little son soon have him filing for divorce.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Su media naranja amarga 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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Goofs

Near the end when Daffy says, "Nobody's gonna tell this black duck what to do", his top half of his body looks fine, but when he leaves, his body is all plucked out. See more »

Connections

Featured in China Beach: Psywars (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as the just married couple drive off
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Daffy and his highly abusive family-:
27 May 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I watched His Bitter Half because I love Looney Tunes and I love Daffy Duck. The cartoon itself is wonderful, not Daffy's best, but highly amusing, and I couldn't help feeling sorry for Daffy. I mean he has to deal with not only his loud and abrasive new wife, but also her bratty son Wentworth, and with hilarious consequences. The constant physical abuse of Daffy, the part with the gun and the sling at the fairground and Wentworth's dynamite disguises are just a few of the highlights of this cartoon. The animation is colourful and lively, the music is wonderful, the dialogue is hilarious and the visual gags all work to perfection. The voice work is impeccable, Mel Blanc brilliantly voices Daffy and Wentworth, while Daffy's abusive wife sounds a lot like June Foray, and if it is she does a stellar job. Overall, a delightful cartoon. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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