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Beware of Barnacle Bill (1935)

To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and ... See full summary »

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William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
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To the classic tune of "Barnacle Bill the Sailor", Olive explains that she can't marry Popeye because she's in love with Barnacle Bill (an unusually large Bluto), who then comes by and proceeds to pound Popeye (until he eats his spinach, of course). Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Trivia

The title refers to the 19th century drinking song "Barnacle Bill the Sailor" that is also sung and acted out in the cartoon. See more »

Quotes

Popeye: I changed me mind so you could wed / your Barnacle Bill the sailor / You're nothin' but a cabbage head / Every dame's a selfish cat, they only turn and leave ya flat, just the way you did to that / poor Barnacle Bill the sailor. Goodbye!
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Connections

Spoofs Here Comes the Navy (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man
Music by Samuel Lerner
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This is one reason Max Fleischer's Popeye series is a classic.
22 June 2003 | by (Richmond,Virginia) – See all my reviews

My introduction to the song"Barnacle Bill" was via this film, which I first saw as a kid on Richmond's then popular Sailor Bob show. It's an example of how Fleischer,unlike most of Popeye's later producers, understood the character. And it's also an example of how well the Fleischers were with animated syncopation. The character's actions are in perfect match with the music's rhythm. Compare this to the earlier Fleischer BARNACLE BILL(l930) and you will see how the Fleischer studio itself progressed in five years.


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