Popeye is baby sitting, and the little one won't be quiet unless he's sleeping. Obstacles include a _Harpo Marx_ lookalike playing the harp on the street; a music school; a ship blowing its... See full summary »

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Popeye is baby sitting, and the little one won't be quiet unless he's sleeping. Obstacles include a _Harpo Marx_ lookalike playing the harp on the street; a music school; a ship blowing its horn; a radio outside a radio store; a building construction site; blaring car horns. Popeye deals with all of these in the least efficient way possible. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Referenced in The Fly's Last Flight (1949) See more »

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Music by Effie I. Canning
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Some great visuals and a few really funny sight gags make this worth watching.
11 October 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a really funny early Popeye, with some really excellent visual effects. Swee' Pea is making life most unhappy for all concerned-himself, Popeye and all the poor souls Popeye silences in order for the little noisemaker to stay asleep (a consummation devoutly to be wished) and thus to be silent. Costello is okay as Popeye here, though he never really did very well in my view. I'm not sure he understood the character terribly well. All in all, a fairly good cartoon largely consisting of sight gags of a fairly violent nature. Good early effort and worth seeing. Recommended.


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