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The Spinach Overture (1935)

Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from ... See full summary »

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Popeye's ensemble is rehearsing the opening of the Poet and Peasant Overture (with interpolations of the Popeye theme and "I've Been Working on the Railroad"). Maestro Bluto drops in from next door to conduct and play violin and show Popeye up. Popeye plays horribly until he unlocks the previously unexplored artistic benefits of spinach. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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7 December 1935 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Another of the band members is Oscar, Popeye's friend and Swee'pea's bucktooth babysitter from the Thimble Theatre Strip. See more »

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Overture
from operetta "Poet and Peasant"
Written by Franz von Suppé
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Lesser Popeye
14 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Spinach Overture, The (1935)

** (out of 4)

Popeye is trying to lead his band to play a new song but he keeps messing up so Bluto steps in to try and show him up but soon Popeye is taking some spinach and coming out on top. This here is probably the weakest film I've seen in the series as I felt it ran too long and really didn't have many laughs. There were a few scenes that put a smile on my face but and I honestly don't remember laughing once. The fighting between Popeye and Bluto is mainly them playing on various musical instruments and none of it comes off well.


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