Popeye and Bluto each wants to save Olive as she sleepwalks onto a construction site. But most of their efforts go into preventing each other from being the hero.

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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive goes sleepwalking on the roof of her apartment building. She knocks off a planter, which wakes up Bluto and Popeye, in adjacent rooms one floor down. They fight over who will save her, ultimately ending up high atop a construction site. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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[first lines]
Bluto: What's that?
Popeye: It's Olive Oyl! I've gotta save her!
Bluto: I'll save her, you pop-eyed freak!
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Referenced in A Balmy Swami (1949) See more »

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The Man on the Flying Trapeze
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Music by Gaston Lyle
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Nice Short
22 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dream Walking, A (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Olive Oyl begins sleepwalking and heads for a construction site so Popeye and Bluto fight over who will get to save her. Here's a pretty good short that gets risen a few levels by the clever imagination from director Fleischer. The construction site is full of nice gags including a nice sequence where Popeye runs into Wimpy who is working as a watchman. Naturally, Wimpy is more interested in his hamburgers than anything else. The film has a terrific ending with Olive's reaction when she finally wakes up. Early in the film there's a scene with Olive in bed, which is surrounded by pictures of both Popeye and Bluto. This film must have been released before the Hayes Office really started pushing their moral issues on film and the "pre-code" era as this is something that wouldn't have been passed.


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