Inspired by Olive's preaching of the value of brotherly love, Popeye takes a walk through the city doing good deeds.


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Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ...
Popeye (voice) (uncredited)
Olive Oyl (voice) (uncredited)
Gus Wickie ...
Bruiser (voice) (uncredited)


Olive preaches the need for brotherly love on the radio. Popeye, hearing this, does a number of good deeds: helping two workmen raise a safe, straightening a wrecked car, and helping two boys sneak into a baseball game. But when he tries to break up a fight, it's more than he can handle alone. Olive and her followers come along and try to help, but it's too much for them, too. Of course, once Popeye has his spinach... Written by Jon Reeves <>

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popeye | good deed | surrealism | See All (3) »





Release Date:

6 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Oscar Popeye's friend and Swee'pea's babysitter from the Thimble Theatre comic strip appears in a small role as the waiter in the lunch room restaurant. See more »


(DVD release) When the two kids peeking through the fence at the baseball game see Popeye, one of them says "Cheese it, the watchman!" but the closed captions show him saying "Jesus, the watchman!" See more »


Brotherly Love
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Performed by Mae Questel and Jack Mercer
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Classic Popeye Cartoon
2 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is my favorite Popeye cartoon. Made on the 1930's, it captures the humor and style of its time. In my opinion, the cartoon is sarcastic at the highest degree. In those days, Europe was at the dawn of the Second World War, and "brotherly love" was spoken of but never really practiced. The music is very good too. Watching today's cartoons, I get a bit disappointed at the lack of simplicity of the material watched by our children. Perhaps Popeye is not as influential upon children today as it was in my childhood, and this is a pity, because he is a unique character - I ate spinach mainly because of him. Many people say that Popeye is politically incorrect, because he smokes and uses violence to solve problems, and also because spinach is not so good to health as we used to think. But ... does this really matter? The cartoon is funny, interesting and sticks to our memory. So "all we need is brotherly love".

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