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For Better or Worser (1935)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 28 June 1935 (USA)
Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their ... See full summary »

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William Costello ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
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Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ...
Bluto (voice) (uncredited)
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Popeye's failures in the kitchen send him on a quest for a wife. He visits the "matrimonial agency" and picks Olive at the same time Bluto picks her. Of course, the boys settle their problem with their fists. Soon, Bluto and Olive are visiting Justice of the Peace Wimpy, with Popeye temporarily detained. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This cartoon makes use of Fleischer's Tabletop process, which animates the cels vertically between multi-plane set pieces in order to create the feeling of depth. Used here for the city streets. The whole effect is lost in the color version, as the backgrounds is a flat redraw. See more »

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Take a Number from One to Ten
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Music by Harry Revel
Played when Popeye looks at the pictures on the wall
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Good Popeye short
14 July 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

For Better or Worser (1935)

*** (out of 4)

Popeye, unable to cook for himself, decides it's time to get married so he goes to a marriage agency and picks out Olive Oyl but Bluto is also there and also has his eyes set on the skinny one. This is a pretty good entry in the series thanks to a very funny opening where we see Popeye trying to cook. The fights between Popeye and Bluto aren't the best we've seen but they have enough charm to make them work. Wimpy plays the Justice of Peace.

On DVD from Warner.


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