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Release Date:
27 April 1934 (USA) See more »
Popeye wants to join a club of fighters. But can he take their grueling initiation test... and can the club take his rough-housing? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
William Costello ... Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ... Bluto (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Fleischer 
Produced by
Max Fleischer .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Sammy Timberg (uncredited)
Animation Department
Thomas Johnson .... animator
Myron Waldman .... animator
Lillian Friedman .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Lou Fleischer .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Sammy Timberg .... musical director (uncredited)
Other crew
Max Fleischer .... presenter
E.C. Segar .... by arrangement with (as Segar)
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Additional Details

6 min (TCM print)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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[Popeye is in hospital after the beating he got]
Bluto:[laughing] He wanted to be a member...!
Popeye:[overhearing] Ain't I a member?
Olive Oyl:No! You can't take it!
Popeye:[enraged, knocks away his medicine] Who sez I can't?
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Very Good Short, 22 March 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Can You Take It (1934)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Popeye is taking Olive Oyl to work when he notices that she's working at a club for tough guys. The club is being ran by Bluto but when Popeye tries to join they work him over but not for long. This is one of the better films in the series as it contains non-stop violence and some very funny scenes as well. The highlight of the film is during the opening interview when Popeye and Bluto try to out do one another with strong hand shakes. Another classic moment is when the two battle with cigars. There's an obstacle course that Popeye has to go through, which also adds some great laughs. The animation is once again very strong with nice direction throughout.

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