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Popeye the Sailor (1933)

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Popeye begins his movie career by singing his theme song, demonstrating his strength at a carnival, dancing the hula with Betty Boop, pummeling Bluto, eating his spinach and saving Olive Oyl from certain doom on the railroad tracks.

Director:

Dave Fleischer

Writer:

E.C. Segar (as Segar)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
William Costello William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Bonnie Poe Bonnie Poe ... Olive Oyl / Betty Boop (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Popeye introduces himself to us (including a quick live-action shot of newspapers announcing that he's a movie star). The ship docks, and the sailors try to pick up Olive, but she only wants Popeye. They head for a carnival, but Bluto isn't giving up easily. The boys compete at the various games. Betty Boop does a hula dance, and Popeye joins her on stage. Meanwhile, Bluto runs off with Olive and ties her to the tracks. Popeye comes along and rescues her in the nick of time. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marynarz Popeye See more »

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Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the "Alladin and His Wonderful Lamp" Popeye says to Olive "I've never made love in technicolor before". This racy joke got past the censors of the time and usually goes over the head of the kids who are watching it. See more »

Goofs

In the carnival scene, the "Test Your Strength" mallet suddenly appears out of nowhere on the ground in one shot. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Simpsons: Dad Behavior (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
(uncredited)
Written by Samuel Lerner
Performed by William Costello
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Great Start
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Popeye the Sailor (1933)

**** (out of 4)

First film in the series of shorts was also the first I've seen of any of these early films. I watched some of the later ones when I was a kid and I wasn't sure what to expect out of these theatrical shorts but this first one was great. Popeye takes Olive Oyl to a fair when Bluto shows up to start trouble. There's a lot of great humor here and I really loved the animation style. The opening scene of Popeye singing his famous song is priceless as is the appearance by Betty Boop.

Now available through Warner in a 4-disc box set.


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