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For Better or For Worser (1935)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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This was the last Popeye cartoon produced with William Costello as the voice of the eponymous sailor. He became increasingly difficult to work with, and was fired for asking for a vacation in the middle of production. See more »

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Fighting Over A Veiled Girl
19 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Before I get into the story, I have to comment about the artwork in here. It was fantastic; the best I've seen so far in these black-and-white episodes. The detail work alone was astounding and must have taken a lot of effort.

Popeye is getting tired of the life of a bachelor. The last straw was burning the dinner. "It's no use, I have to get me a wife," he says.

Popeye then goes down to the "Matrimonial Agency" where the clerk tells him to pick out someone on the wall (there are pictures of a lot of women.) He sees a photo which also says "Anxious to Meet A Real Man. I am Good Cook." It's Olive Oyl, of course. And, of course, Bluto just happens to be in the store and looks at Olive's picture at the same time. What a coincidence!

The fight over Olive - who has a veil over her face until the very end

  • produces some funny moments. The action moves from the Agency, down


the street and into the Justice Of The Peace and has a very good ending that I won't spoil. Suffice to say, I wish it was the kind of ending seen in Popeye cartoons in later decades.


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