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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
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...if, like me, you're not a fan of the two-fisted sailor, this is the Popeye cartoon for you. A charming, beautifully paced and timed, low-key adventure in which a sleeping Olive Oyl serenely paces the precarious rails of an under-construction skyscraper, blissfully oblivious to the fact that Popeye and Bluto are battling each other to a standstill for the right to be the one who saves her. Olive never misses a beat of her song (the classic "[Did You Ever See] A Dream Walking") despite stepping into and out of the most harrowing close calls, and makes it home and back to bed safely all by herself despite her would-be rescuers' noisy efforts. Just a delightful cartoon. (Don't miss the moment in which Popeye and Bluto, temporarily knocked dizzy, join her in sleepwalking and they negotiate a three-way intersection with split-second timing.)
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