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The Two-Alarm Fire (1934)

When rival firefighters Popeye and Bluto respond to Olive Oyl's house fire, they find themselves fighting each other more than the fire.


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Uncredited cast:
William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
William Pennell ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)

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Popeye and Bluto run adjoining (and competing) fire companies. When Olive's huge house catches fire, they are soon more interested in fighting each other than the fire. When Bluto goes to the roof to rescue Olive, the fire strands him there. Popeye eats his spinach and rescues them, but it's too late for the house. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Release Date:

26 October 1934 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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References Shoein' Hosses (1934) See more »


Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Music by Franz Liszt
Played when Popeye grabs the ladder
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14 July 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Two-Alarm Fire, The (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Olive Oyl's house catches on fire so rival firemen Popeye and Bluto race to the scene to try and save her. This here is one of the lesser shorts I've seen in the series as there aren't too many laughs to be had. I found most of the jokes to be rather weak and overall the film didn't feature the strongest writing. The animation was quite good however and this includes one scene where Olive runs from window to window to get help only to have the fire following her each step of the way. Popeye and Bluto do their usual fighting but nothing here comes off very fresh.

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