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Blow Me Down! (1933)

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Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is a dancer and Bluto is a bandit.

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Popeye sails into Mexico, where Olive is doing the Mexican hat dance in a bar. He enjoys the show, until Bluto comes in and clears the bar, except for Popeye. They compete a bit, until Bluto brings in his gang. Popeye has his spinach, and holds them off, but in the confusion, Bluto sneaks upstairs to Olive's room where he has his way with her. Popeye to the rescue, though in fact she was doing quite well. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

The title is one of Popeye's catchphrases. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Popeye: [singing] I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm Popeye the sailor man! I'm strong to the finitch, 'cause I eats me spinach. I'm Popeye the sailor man!
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Connections

Followed by Wild Elephinks (1933) See more »

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I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Words and Music by Samuel Lerner
Performed by William Costello
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In 'ol Mexico.
13 June 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the third Popeye cartoon from the Fleischer Brothers and as such, this was a very fresh and original cartoon. Later cartoons sometimes just seemed like re-treads with all too familiar plots-- fortunately this one manages to be quite creative.

The cartoon begins with Popeye arriving in Mexico. There he soon sees Olive Oyl dancing in a cantina--where she performs one of the strangest cartoons in movie history. Soon, Bluto the Bandit arrives and it's up to our hero to take care of this dangerous jerk. And, when the rest of Bluto's gang arrives, it's spinach time!

This is a pretty good Popeye cartoon--and I like how Popeye AND Olive work together on this one. Interestingly, you can tell it's a pre-code cartoon, as Popeye and Bluto have a small drinking contest---something you'd be unlikely to see later in the 1930s. Well worth seeing.


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